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Baxter Hayride Autumn Ale



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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
12oz can from a mixed 12pack from Xroads. Poured a hazy orangey deep amber with a foamy lasting light beige head. Aroma is odd, celery at first followed by spice, dough, chocolate malts, orange, rye. Flavor is still odd but better, toast, spice, rye, light pepper and a hint of orange peel. Nice mouthfeel, bigger, strong tight bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Can from Bert’s Fairly clear reddish amber color with a frothy off white head. Peppery spicy bready aromas with hints of brown sugar. Lots more malt in the flavor; big caramel and brown sugar with hints of chocolate. Peppery spicy pine cuts through the sweetness quite well. Lingering light ginger and drying wood tannin long after each sip. Its a bit different, and beats the hell out of any pumpkin based autumn ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (278) - - SEP 20, 2015
Overall not a bad beer. Mostly rye spice on the nose and taste with some piney hops as well. Very woody on the aftertaste. Not come thing I'd drink a ton of but decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2183) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Clear amber with lasting head and lace. Mild herb and spice aroma. Toasted caramel malts with some ripe peachy fruit and spicy herbal complex finish. Medium body. Nice soft creamy texture. Much better than expected since I’m not a fan of spiced beers. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1016) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Interesting beer. Not a big fan of ginger in beer buys soft and not overwhelming. Woody quality dominates aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (941) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Nice roasted malt aroma with some piney hops. Taste of roasted malt and a slight bitter finish. Roasted malt dominates, but bitter piney hop finish is also pretty strong. Not a bad beer. Has a very fall autumn feel to it. Maybe a bit of spice. Seeing it has rye malt the spice makes sense now. I do not get any of the other flavors listed on the can. Ginger, peppercorn, oak. Do not get those. Or minimal. This is an enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (932) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Mild, fruity/spicy aroma. Flavor starts bready, with a little minty rye and ginger. Spicy hop finish. Different and pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5663-20130816] Can. Mild lemon Pledge cleaner aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly bittered resiny hops flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "I know the Von Trappe family... because... the hills are alive."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1170) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can. Dark amber. Spiced citrus aroma. The taste adds toast, sweet malts, orange, black pepper notes, and a citrus resin on the finish. Pretty complex overall with a medium rich mouthfeel. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2100) - - SEP 5, 2014
Can. Clear ruby with a 1 finger beige head. Aroma is ginger, citrus and tropical hops. Taste follows but adds prominent spiciness, toast and vanilla oaky notes. Medium smooth mouthfeel with little carb. Tasty and well balanced but there's a little too much going on.

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