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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.


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1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Terrible beer. Smell is pleasant enough – maple and and hay, and it looks well enough, but the taste is unbearably bitter. So much so that you lose your sense of smell. A classic example of an over-hopped, over-hyped american beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3356) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
Large beige head red ruby type pour medium carbonation aromas caramel syrup pine earthiness the flavours maple biscuit caramel grass resin stone fruit medium strong bitter grapefruit good sweetness involved the finish best tastes malt earthiness hops lasting bitter resin taste syrup goodness nice ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (333) - - DEC 26, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Liquor Collection Honolulu 251214. Deep beige head above a copper coloured beer. Malty with the faintest hint of maple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (151) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (781) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 24, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (90) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2280) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (549) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - 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.


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