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A quaffable, well-balanced red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Seen the somehow sweetish aroma, I was expecting a sweet red-brown brew. But Anchor knows to surprise you. The character is dominated by the hops, dry and pure. The sweetnes builds the side note, well detectable but devoted to the hops. Some tannine hints rounds it up. I like this. This brew surprises me, it’s brewed with maple syrup, in deed. But the maple sugars are well transformed, the overall character is bitter dry and the maple still gives some extra taste notes. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8471) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pour on tap at Beer House, dark reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, doughy bread, some biscuit, toffee, hints of slight maple but pretty hidden, touch of spice. Taste was a mix of biscuit, caramel, toffee, some maple, touch of vanilla, finishing slightly sweet, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [171214]
Dark amber, slight haze, frothy off white head, good lacing
Aroma of fruity malts, soft orange, soft pine, fruity caramel, soft sweet fruits
Taste of fruity juicy caramel, soft orange, soft pine hop, male syrup not noticeable but probably contributing to the fruity malts, quite complex, tasty,...OK there is some juicy syrup in here...I like this
Palate - Medium carb and body, soft sweet, nice sweet fruity malts. Finish as main flavour, more juicy sweet malts
Overall - Really nice, better than expected and pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (694) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Clear red-orange beer with a thick, foamy head and a scent of sharp hop with light maple syrup. The sharp hops, caramel and mellow maple syrup make for a really nicely blended and very drinkable beer. Body and aftertaste are ever so slightly watery but that’s the only real criticism I have.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle BB July 2016. Hazy dark orange or brown, small foamy off-white head, lightly sparkling. Aroma is very sweet with maple, leaves, toffee. Body is medium to light, very foamy in the mouth, soft carbonation. Taste is toffee apple, sweet and malty, slightly dry. Very one-dimensional and over-sweet. Not my sort of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2274) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Very nice clear maple pour with a thin white lace. Hop aroma. Nice hop flavour. Settles to a smooth maple finish. Nice beer. Enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeHawek (3) - - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Very tasty beer. It was my first american beer (i don't count Miller) and it was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Light to moderate bread, cookie and roasted for the malt, light cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast, with date, alcohol, and maple syrup if you look for it. Head is average size, frothy, beige with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is medium tan-ish amber. Flavor starts moderately aciidc, and finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation. A great tasting and easy drinking Amber Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at Twisted Jimmys. Very mild sweet nose, can’t really smell maple. Nutty with some caramel. Dark amber hazy with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with caramel, light nutty notes, and light bitter hop finish. Not much going on here, middle of the road amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one inch frothy off-white head that left some sparse lace. The nose is toasty and lightly sweet caramel malt with a light hint of maple syrup. While the flavor is on the sweeter side, it’s balanced pretty well with a light hint of hops on the back end. The maple syrup is pretty natural tasting. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering toasty maltiness. Pretty decent beer, I like that the sweetness from the maple syrup isn’t crazy overpowering.

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