Anchor – Bigleaf Maple

Our fall seasonal, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, was inspired by a native California tree, its incredible leaves, its delicious syrup, and the best colors of fall. Bigleaf maple thrives along the banks of California’s mountain streams. Native Californians once made rope and baskets from its bark. Today, artisans handcraft its wood and burl into custom guitars. In autumn its huge leaves, up to a foot across, can display a full range of color as they slowly turn from green to gold to red. Bigleaf maple sugaring in California dates to the 1800s; yet this tree’s unusually flavorful syrup remains the product of a small group of hobbyists. A hint of maple—including bigleaf maple—syrup in every brew perfectly complements the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™, a red ale like no other.

BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red™ is a quaffable, well-balanced American 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. To complement these flavors, we used three additions of Nelson Sauvin hops in the brewkettle and a unique blend of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Cascade for dry hopping. The result is a distinctive fall seasonal beer with extraordinary depth and intriguing aroma.

Breweries: Anchor Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Caramel and maple.
Beer Types: Red Ale.
ABV: 6%
Citric: 0.5/5
Roasted: 3.5/5
Dry: 3/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 3/5
Bitter taste: 2.5/5
Sour taste: 0.2/5
Sweet taste: 1.8/5

Samuel Adams – Irish Red

This red ale brings together a roasted malt sweetness with an earthy hoppiness for an incredible balance and full flavor.

HOP VARIETIES: East Kent Goldings, English Fuggles, Hallertau Mittelfrueh.
MALT VARIETIES: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Caramel 60.
YEAST STRAIN: Top-fermenting Ale.

Breweries: Samuel Adams.
Beer Types: Irish-Style, Irish-Style Red Ale, and Red Ale.
ABV: 5.8%
UBUs: 25
Roasted: 2.6/5
Dry: 3.8/5
Heavy: 3.5/5
Sparkling: 4/5
Alcohol taste: 2/5
Bitter taste: 3/5
Salt taste: 2/5
Sweet taste: 1/5

Lagunitas – Imperial Red Ale

This Special Ale is In Reality, the Exhumation of the Very First Ale We Ever Brewed Way, Way Back, in 1993. Brewed With a Big Head, a Muscular Malty Thorax, a Silky Texture & All Strung Together With a Hoppy Sweet Nerve Sack… Ick. A dank and roasty treat. Back again in bombers. Cheers!

Breweries: Lagunitas.
Beer Types: Imperial, Imperial Red Ale, and Red Ale.
ABV: 7.8%
UBUs: 54