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Baxter Hayride Autumn Ale



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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 Hayrideís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (784) - USA - OCT 14, 2016
Clear amber, tall head. Full body, assertive flavor, hot mouthfeel, lingering aftertaste. Powerful hop flavor, malty, discrete orange peel. Well rounded, very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1836) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Single can from Julioís. Re-packaged as "Hayride Spiced Rye Ale". Pours out a murky amber with a thick frothy light tan head. Good lacing. Pleasant herbal-spice aromas. Flavor profile is very good. Peppery rye, piney hops, ginger spice, vanilla, caramel malts are all well balanced. Short bittersweet spicy finish. Reminds me of a light bodied Arrogant Bastard or a Belgian amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Can, unsure of date, assumedly fairly fresh, drunk 1/13/16.
Highly clear, light amber to golden body is topped by a medium-sized white head that quickly fades to a ring.
Light herbal/grassy hops with a touch of juju fruit-like character, some rye spiciness and a touch of iced tea character. I think I smell the ginger, which does actually lift the aroma up somewhat, as the hops are not present in very high quantity. Yet nor is there anything wrong with whatís here (donít get any oak, and the spices are not overdone at all). No alcohol or flaws.
Very straightforward in the flavor, moderately sweet, with various spice notes from rye, hop, pepper, ginger, etc...A touch of light butteriness from the oak, with herbal and grassy hop notes on the end and low bitterness overall. Quite homogenous, actually. Having not read the deScription, I didnít realize there were any adjuncts in here at all. Carbonation is moderate with no alcohol noted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Drank from a pint glass, poured into a pint glass Thank you Kevdawg... tastes like another red ale, not a spice/herb/vegtable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
355 ml can. Pours a cloudy copper-amber with a creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is wood, pepper, caramel and roast. Flavor is pepper, caramel, roast, spice. Finish is roast, caramel, spice, herbal. Dry. Lingering earthy notes. Medium to full body, velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation. Very surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3222) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12oz can from dmacaulay culkin! 😱 Thanks bro! Pours a dark hazy amber color with a huge rocky tan head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts, old oranges, and some mild spiceiness. Taste mimics the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3512) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Tap at stags head. Fine Amber pour sudsy head. Nose is peppery and malt. Tastes of pepper, malty, caramel, woody, hint of orange peel some rue spice. I get no ginger which Iím thankful for. Dry finish hits backlog throat with some stickiness. Refreshing autumn brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3090) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Can from mix pack thanks to Dave. Pours a darker amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of bread, caramel, toast, light spice and some earthy wood/hops.... Interesting. Taste is solid, sweet caramel malts, bread, light spice, some wood, toast, light citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #188. 12 ounce can from Whole Foods Portland, ME. Hazy brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, mild rye, oak and citrus. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, rye finish, a bit of oak. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5628) - 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.

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