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RATINGS: 628   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (912) - 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 labels 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (951) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (4013) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On tap at Ellyns 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (431) - 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. Wheres 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
メープルエー&# メープルの香&

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6981) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
keppela (2) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2015 does not count
The name of this brew and its description on the label suggest a pleasantly sweet beer with a maple syrup note. Nothing could be further from the truth. This beer has not even a hint of sweetness or maple in it. Instead, its acridly bitter with a bizarre grapefruit aftertaste. This is perhaps the worst case of beer mislabeling Ive ever seen. I have no idea what the people at Anchor were thinking. Terrible, steer clear.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ogre71 (343) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber slight head. To bitter not hoppy didnt notice any maple flavor wouldnt get it again.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1696) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Amber Ales are such a broad, common zone and everyone has their own preference. I definitely lean toward the hoppy space, yet I dont like an Amber that could pass as an IPA if tasted with a blindfold. BigLeaf Maple seems like an Amber Ale tailor made for my palate. Theres biscuit-like malts, caramel, and a touch of syrup. The hops are lovely, too. Theyre citrusy, bitter, and herbal. Scales are tipped toward hops, but the balance is still solid. Also, I cant resist beers that make use of local flavors.


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