BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red is Anchor Brewing’s fall seasonal. It’s a red ale brewed with real maple syrup. It has a toasty malt scent mixed with pine and citric hops, and a hint of maple. It has a nice caramel malt flavor with a decent amount of hoppy goodness as well. There is a little bit of maple syrup flavor, but it’s hardly noticeable. It’s got a 6% alcohol content, which is about average for Anchor’s brews. It’s alright, it’s slightly better than your average red ale, but I was expecting a little bit more from Anchor. It’s still a satisfying beer, but it’s a bit of a letdown for their fall seasonal.
Critically Rated at 12/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young