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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5960) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, sulphureous head. Malty and slightly unspecific, fruity aroma, a stripped-down mixture of honeydew melon, peach and red berries with arbitrary omission of some lines of the flavour spectrum, a touch of marzipan, maybe hints of maple sirup. Taste is initially minimally sweet malty with ostensible marzipan touch, later dry hoppy, unspecifically fruity, hints of red berries; dry, bitter hoppy finish. Rightly a classic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
keppela (2) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2015 does not count
The name of this brew and its description on the label suggest a pleasantly sweet beer with a maple syrup note. Nothing could be further from the truth. This beer has not even a hint of sweetness or maple in it. Instead, it’s acridly bitter with a bizarre grapefruit aftertaste. This is perhaps the worst case of beer mislabeling I’ve ever seen. I have no idea what the people at Anchor were thinking. Terrible, steer clear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ogre71 (260) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber slight head. To bitter not hoppy didn’t notice any maple flavor wouldn’t get it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1209) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Amber Ales are such a broad, common zone and everyone has their own preference. I definitely lean toward the hoppy space, yet I don’t like an Amber that could pass as an IPA if tasted with a blindfold. BigLeaf Maple seems like an Amber Ale tailor made for my palate. There’s biscuit-like malts, caramel, and a touch of syrup. The hops are lovely, too. They’re citrusy, bitter, and herbal. Scales are tipped toward hops, but the balance is still solid. Also, I can’t resist beers that make use of local flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (374) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a thick off white head that drops slowly with plenty of lacing. Cloudy amber color with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: citrus hops completely dominate, some malt in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and resinous with a dry, somewhat astringent finish. Flavor: hops are also dominate in the flavor with malt more apparent than the aroma, but still a background element. I do not pick up the maple flavors at all. Overall: well done American style Amber/Red ale, but no necessarily my personal preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (320) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Amber beer with a medium foamy light beige head. Hoppy nose of citrus, pine resin, and (surprisingly) vanilla. Flavor is definitely hop forward with some under ripe plum, pith, and leather buttressed by a hint of sweetness, although not enough to balance it out. I really wanted to taste the maple more. Decent, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Nice ruby red hue in a tall snifter. 1 finger of white head. Caramel aroma. Dont detect the maple, has body and flavor of an Irish red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is woody, pine, toasted malts, light caramel. The flavor is a little sweeter, maple, vanilla, woody, pine, a spice character in the finish. Spice like actual clove, a tingling sensation on my tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (1177) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Not my favorite. I think the maple makes it slightly sweeter than I would have liked. Still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours copper with a tan head. Huge aroma of floral hops. Taste is crisp and fresh, earthy with a nuance of maple. Strong bitter, spicy and dry finish. Really good amber ale.

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