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RATINGS: 449   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (328) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Light copper, tingly carbonation. sweet aroma, malt, bread crust, and caramel taste. Fairly bitter/citrus hops.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5168) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
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

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeyplush (633) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (611) - Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Cough drop / syrup aroma. Nice copper/amber color. Malt and bitter hops on the taste. Its OK.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arn8897 (19) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a hazy copper color. More hops than malt flavors. Thin on the palate. Very little maple flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (1947) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2014
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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AbbeyRoade (363) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Artichoke (73) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
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.


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