This week’s Malt Monday Beer Review of the Week is a special one; it’s my first Beer Bowl in honor of Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore versus San Francisco all in the form of beer. Instead of the Ravens versus the 49ers, it’s Anchor Steam Beer versus Heavy Seas. East Coast versus the West Coast when it comes to the best brew and the ultimate Beer Bowl winner.
Representing Baltimore we have Heavy Seas, Red Sky at Night
Baltimore-based Heavy Seas came to the Beer Bowl ready to rumble with a strong defense. Packing a 7.5 percent ABV, Heavy Seas came ready to tackle all opponents. Brewed as a Belgian style Saison Ale, Red Sky at Night is part of their seasonal collection. The beer poured a beautiful red color and produced nice foam and a decent amount of lacing. My taste buds were met with a strong combination of sweet and spice with hints of citrus. Medium-bodied, the beer was not difficult to drink, although I definitely felt the alcohol’s presence with each sip.