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Baxter Hayride Autumn Ale



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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Can at the cabin in NH. Pours murky, red-brown with suspended yeast floaties and a frothy, white head. The nose has rich brown bread, light nutmeg, some ripe orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with grainy brown bread, nutmeg, other spices, cinnamon, mild earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with candied fruits, orange, dirt, grains, light alcohol. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark red/brown colored body and leaves a three finger white foamy head that must last at least two and a half minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. There is some nice minimal spider web lacing here and there. The smell has some rye up front with a fair amount of malts combined evenly with the hops. The taste is basically the same leaving a slight dry aftertaste. The palate has a light to medium body and leaves a great feel on my tongue (nothing harsh, just right). Overall, this is another great beer by Baxter that I would definitely have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rjplumer (389) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Caramel and spice aroma. Head has and orange tinge. Body is a hazy amber. Sediment can be seen floating around. Peppery feel on the tongue. Mixture of sweet and sour taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1535) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy rusty orange with a lot of suspended particles/bubbles. One finger beige head with a bit of lace. Rich malty aroma with a hint of spice and a whiff of hops. Sweet flavor damped by rye with subtle hints of wood and tropical fruit. Some hop/pine bitterness with a full palate and a semi bitter finish. Lots of sub 3 ratings, but I loved it . Will be looking for it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
12oz can @ Duckfat: This one pours a cloudy, amber color. There was a large frothy tan head on it. Almost no lacing. It has a nice nose. Spice, pine and rye notes. The taste is very good. Rye, spice, hint of pine. Perhaps a touch of orange and ginger. A touch bitter. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BroSpud (1680) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12oz can. Pours an orange brown with a white head. Big malty aroma. Taste is sweet malt with flavors of caramel, orange and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (948) - , Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Can from a trade nice dark orange amber pour. Aroma has caramel and spices. Taste is malty sweet up front then the rye but the over bitter end ruins this beer for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Smell of malt, hop, cinnamon, delightful. A very clean and attractive cloudy amber color. Cool plaid can. Sharp and bitter taste. Very hoppy, could probably be labeled as a pale ale. THIS is a September/October seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (736) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12oz can into glass, pours cloudy toasted orange/brown with some sediment floating. Nose is fruity caramel, spices. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy. Taste is earthy malt, spicy, orange, apple skin, bready. Finish is fruity mild bitter, spice, sone faint woody notes. Good for tailgating with food. On its own-OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Jimmy the Greek (Old Orchard Beach, ME). Arôme: Odeur de céréale avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de seigle avec une pointe d’agrume et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de seigle en arrière goût. (Rating #5169)

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