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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A quaffable, well-balanced red ale with character. Its malty complexity and coppery color come from a combination of two caramel malts, pale malt, and a hint of maple syrup.

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3.9
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle - Clear, deep reddish colour, creamy beige head with pretty good durablity. Sweet malty and nutty nose, nice resinous hop aromas with some citrus. Taste is too sweet for me, but it has some kind of balance. Fine caramel, toasted nuts, red berries and honey taste. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly dry finish with some smooth hoppy notes. Texture is too sticky for me. Not a usual amber ale, but its definetly worth trying.

3.7
MikeJslc (778) - USA - SEP 26, 2015
Deep copper, clear, persistent beige head. Soft, bready malt with toasty and nutty notes. Maple is extremely subtle. Firm bitterness and toasty malt dry out the finish. Resiny hop flavor. Clean.

3.5
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. A: Dark copper color with a creme color head. N: Pine, spruce, some caramel and toffee, white peppercorn, earth and damp maple leaves. T: Bitter and decently sweet. M: Medium-light body, foamy, slightly prickly carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: A very good amber ale that’s broaching IRA territory.This goes very well with fall, though I have to admit to desiring a bit more maple character than is present.

4.1
Dacrza (975) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2015
DATE TASTED: September 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Toasting the Browns’ first win and the incredible weather that makes one fall in love with Autumn... APPEARANCE: bubbles cascade upwards in a sienna body that bolsters a nicely laced, slightly dirty white head that thickens to a powerful creaminess... AROMA: an intriguing, perfumed allure begins the profile; the Cascade or Centennial bring the West Coast pine and citrus so indicative of Anchor...the malty sweetness brings with it the label’s promise, though "a hint" is surprisingly accurate... PALATE: smooth, medium-bodied but finishing abruptly; a bit dry at the finish too...overall, drinkable, yes... TASTE: the caramel malts are sweetly in the fore, while each exhale delivers a suggestion of sweet syrup; nice subtle nuttiness melds with the citrus to balance the profile into a malt-leaning, drinkable pint...OVERALL: The maple is so subtle, one wonders if a label-less taste test might not lose it in the experience... as it is, reasonably flavorful, with a sweetness not found in the usual amber ale...

3.5
ZodiacM (1160) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Uit de fles tijdens Bockentocht Houten. Mooi koperkleurig bier. Smaak en aroma is moutig en hoppig met een lekkere kruidig bittere nasmaak.

3.4
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
One of the better fall beers. Or maybe its been a really long time bc I generally avoid. Slight hop note adds some citrus to the malty, nutty, hint of maple, sweet caramel.

3.2
tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., and full sampler served showing a clear, light amber color, with a fluffy & persistent head of off white foam, and curtainy lacing. The nose was light caramel sweetness, ripe apple, with some spice & floral scents. Light bodied, with fair carbonation, and rather thin texture, the taste was similar to the aroma, with an added touch of herbal flavor, and some earthy bitterness. Fairly pleasant, but no noticeable maple throughout, to speak of.

2.9
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2015
But exactly what i was expecting or hoping for. Amber color with a monster white head, solid lacing. Aroma was malty with a fruity bitterness. Pleasing palate over all, soft medium body with dry finish. The flavor is where this really disappointed me. Where’s the maple? Not even finding the hint mentioned. And I got this for the maple. Over all just not what i wanted or can appreciate.

3
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
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3.5
Idiosynkrasie (7508) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, sulphureous head. Malty and slightly unspecific, fruity aroma, a stripped-down mixture of honeydew melon, peach and red berries with arbitrary omission of some lines of the flavour spectrum, a touch of marzipan, maybe hints of maple sirup. Taste is initially minimally sweet malty with ostensible marzipan touch, later dry hoppy, unspecifically fruity, hints of red berries; dry, bitter hoppy finish. Rightly a classic.


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