How to Choose the Perfect Fall Beer
Finally, the leaves are golden enough to match our beers. Some of the best beers are brewed for autumn, and the seasonal crafts available make the selection difficult to navigate. I’ve rounded up some of the best kinds of fall beers, and now you can narrow down your choice based on your preferences!
If you like malty beers, choose: Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest beer, or Märzenbier (from "March" in German), has a malty aroma, and is a medium-strong version of the amber-red Vienna style. Märzen beers are copper-red, smooth and crisp with a little spice and a dryish finish.
If you’re a fan of toffee: ESB (Extra Special Bitter) is right for you
ESB, or Extra Special Bitter beer, starts tasting of fruity, flowery hops followed by a light caramel and biscuit-y malt taste. ESBs are generally amber-honey color and are smooth and easy to drink. Experts liken the tastes to toffee, caramel, cracker, and brown sugar.
Try out: Best Southern Tier Harvest
If you can never have enough coffee: pick up some Brown Ale
Brown ale can either be soft and silky or dark and dry. These brews tend to be roast-y, and have notes of chocolate, hazelnut, and latte.
Try out: Bell's Best Brown Ale
If you’re a big fan of fruit: choose Harvest Ale
Harvest Ale, a type of fresh hop beer, uses fresh and flavorful hops and has citrus and orange undertones balanced with caramel tastes.
Try out: Abita Pecan Harvest Ale
If you love everything pumpkin, choose: Pumpkin Beer
Pumpkin beer is like liquid autumn. Spiced with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg and exudes fall seasonal flavors.
What are your favorite types of fall beer? Let us know in the comments below!