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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2410) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2014
Anchor Big Leaf Maple Autumn Red 6% Bottle from Seijo Ishii, 380 yen. Served in a pint glass. It pours an exceptionally clear golden brown with a foamy off-white head. A malty sweet aroma with a surprisingly strong citrusy hop bouquet. The taste is a bit rough but gives you an earthy biscuit, some maple sweetness, a bit of a sour tang before finishing on a green hoppy bitterness. It’s alright though I was expecting it to be more malt forward.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AbbeyRoade (401) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Meh. Sour. Bleh. Not very good as is usual for Anchor, sadly. Just sort of a plain ale all around.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
One finger head, quite hoppy on the front with very little malt. This needs some sweetness for balance. The promised maple is no where to be found.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8688) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Slightly cloudy copper-amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, piney hops and slight maple. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
Pours copper with a beautiful head. Aroma: flowers, a sweet hint of maple syrup and herbs. Taste: pretty herbish and dry, with a bit of sweetness (from the syrup, I suppose). Again a very good and elegant beer from Anchor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5093) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at Scion. Poured a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was lots of sweet caramel notes, sweet maple character. Flavor was light malt, some nutty notes and maple.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Wholefoods Piccadilly. Pours rusty red/orange in the glass, thin off white head. Nose is toffee and caramel, maple syrup, earthy hop, ale fruity, quite a lot of hop bitter in there too. Taste is sharp and tangy hop, toffee and caramel, earthy hop, maple syrup, boiled sweet. It’s a nice beer. Has that classic caramel Anchor malt character balanced with a bit of bitter hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pretty happy red with a low enough maple addition to not take away from this. Light bitter finish. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Thanks to radagast. Bottle at scion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
A good amber. Substantial hop aroma aroma and dry flavor of hops and grain. Dry all around really, especially in the finish. Nice copper color and a substantial head. More of a pale ale really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Poured a medium orange with off white head. Minor lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is medium to heavy malt and hops and caramel. For an amber ale this has a nice hop bite to it. Quite malty on the front end. Overall pretty solid amber.


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