BrettTaylor (546) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cellar served at 56F. Pours a rich copper-gold color with a thick off-white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly, but there’s very significant lacing. Aroma is full of hops on the initial smell, there’s caramel, bread, toffee underneath. Taking a drink initially puts a big burst of hop notes throughout your nose and mouth, resiny, piny and a bit of citrus (dried orange peel). There’s also a sweetness in the malt, caramel. I was expecting a bit more malt and I don’t really get any of the maple syrup that is supposed to be in there, but it’s a nice beer.
graham_murphy (333) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Delicious red to fit the season. Very malty aroma with caramel and biscuit. Some bitterness from the hops but not that hoppy. Traditional red with a little spice from the maple.
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liquor Collection Honolulu 251214. Deep beige head above a copper coloured beer. Malty with the faintest hint of maple.
ordybill (145) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Has a strong malt aroma with a hint of spices that follow through.
Appearance-The beer pours a dark amber color with a slight tan colored head.
Taste- has a malt flavor with no aftertaste
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with medium carbonation.
Overall- not a bad beer but my least favorite of the Anchor family.
MarkoNm (781) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark coppery color, clear, topped with a decently sized beige colored head. Mild malty aroma with prominent caramel notes and some very mild nutty aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel notes and very little bitterness. Some spices in the finish. Very gentle but very tasty.
TheFoamhead (90) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone 
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.
ianwelby (548) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Gethinbeer (2212) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.