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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (838) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4120) - 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 itís both spicy with caramelized pickled ginger, sweet caramel, and hoppy with a nice dark fruitiness. It smells almost a bit Christmassy, and definitely interesting. Itís 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. Iím not quite sure, but I think Iím starting to enjoying this. 23.12.2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1273) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours hazy amber into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Resin and spice aromas. Full with sweet caramel and resin upfront turning dry in the vegetal spice finish. Becomes a little harsh as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Dark amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Sort of floral aroma, modest malt. Whispers of rye? Maybe? 7+ Flavour is moderately bitter throughout with mild grainy rye like notes. Light fruity accents. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay. Can At Campground Brewdown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. can. It pours medium amber with a long lasting cream colored, foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts and earthy or floral hops bit neither takes over the other. Medium body. Same type of taste with maybe the slightest herbal bite. Very much like a standard pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (948) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3446) - 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 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.

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