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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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   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AbbeyRoade (354) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Artichoke (71) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (48) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4748) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1903) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4135) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma is citrus hoppiness and crystalized maple. Taste is tart citrus like grapefruit and a lot of caramel and maple malts. Both nicely bitter and sweet.

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