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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (799) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Really surprised by the low ratings of this. Crimson colored hue with a rocky eggshell head. Pretty damn complex with citrus, caramel, oak, honey, spice, tangerine zest, mango, papaya, and a touch of ginger. Whew! That was a lot. Somehow, it comes together. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1879) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can thanks to lukaduke. Love the can. Pours a semi-hazy amber color with a a large, velvety head of beige foam. Very good retention. The aroma has a good bit of rye influence with a nice citrusy hop profile. Taste has a fruity sweetness with a nice orange peel bitterness riding atop a mellow oaky note. Bitter on the back of the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1565) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2202) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (635) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12oz can into a switchback pint. Pours a dark orange brown/red with decent foamy head to cover. Aroma is spicey, bourbon aged, and malty. Taste is spicey, excitingly so as there seems to be so much bouncing around, as is the pepper, citurs, oak charateristics, and the hop presence. Almost too much though for a harvest, I dont think I was ready for all of this. But after endulging this seems to be just fine by me. Baxter is one of the next up and coming micro brews out of Maine. A fine brew here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Can. hazy variegated brown maroon color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of brown bread, pumpernickel, light spice. Taste is Christmas fruitcake and spiced brown bread. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3459) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2013
0.355l can from my secret Santa 2012. This is a light cloudy deep dark chestnut-red one with a nice almost creamy looking medium sized top. On the nose it’s both spicy with caramelized pickled ginger, sweet caramel, and hoppy with a nice dark fruitiness. It smells almost a bit Christmassy, and definitely interesting. It’s somewhat average on the carbonation and it has a soft oily mouthfeel. More bitter than I would have imagined. Dusty straw, traces of licorice, dark slightly burned bread and a bit medicinal in the finish. Loads of things going on in this little puppy. Bitter, zesty and lingering slightly burned spicy aftertaste. I’m not quite sure, but I think I’m starting to enjoying this. 23.12.2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (518) - 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


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