fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old copper pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head. Aroma of caramel, a little nutty toffee, a hint of sweet woodiness, toast and a little grassy and planty hops. Flavor is toasty and nutty up front, then some caramel, earthy, sort of spicy wood notes that remind me more of birch beer than maple syrup, grassy, spicy and fruity floral hops, light mineral notes and a bit of tannin-ish bite to the finish. Light to medium body, oily entry, immediately knocked out by an off dry feel that leads up to a dry finish that straddles the line between astringent and pleasantly crisp. A medium strength, blanketing and lively carbonation punctuates the overall dryness. Good stuff overall, I was surprised by the dry, woody, husky grain feel of a beer with Maple and Malt mentioned so many times on the label. Good stuff overall, not great, but I feel like I might warm up to it a bit by the time I am done with the six pack.
decaturstevo (5168) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/orange pour with watery off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Flavor is same as aroma with a decent floral bitter finish. Medium bodied and foamy. ok kbj
joeyplush (633) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can taste the maple syrup but the beer is very bland outside of that. Sticky palate as a result. Very plain beer, not that great.
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Bricks (611) - Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cough drop / syrup aroma. Nice copper/amber color. Malt and bitter hops on the taste. Its OK.
arn8897 (19) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color. More hops than malt flavors. Thin on the palate. Very little maple flavor.
adamnowek (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the most amazing offering from Anchor, but still better than many. A pretty standard ale, to be honest; the only difference is in the subtle taste of maple syrup.
teorn88 (1947) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD Shoreditch. It pours a clean copper caramel color with a large off white head that sticks around. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee, molasses, pecan and roasted coffee. Taste is sweet with a light sour finish. Notes of caramelised bread, sunflower seeds and raspberries. Then more fruity sweetness comes through, with peaches and ripe mango. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Rather good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
AbbeyRoade (363) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Meh. Sour. Bleh. Not very good as is usual for Anchor, sadly. Just sort of a plain ale all around.
Artichoke (73) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.