Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Oily black with a thick mocha head that shows a bit of reddish color as well. Lots of bubbles on the side of the glass, and a fair amount of lacing.
S: Smells strongly of ginger and fresh bread (although maybe not quite gingerbread, haha).
T: Robust spicy flavor- strong on the maltiness with a fantastically bitter finish. Very well balanced.
M: Smooth with medium-high carbonation and a wonderful slight burn from the spices upon finish.
O: My only complaint is that I wish OSA had a higher ABV so there would be the added element of alcohol warmth that I feel would really take this beer above and beyond. At 5.5%, it's a bit light for a winter warmer, but it still tastes fantastic, and I can be sure I'll be drinking a lot of these over the course of this winter.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 05:01:40 | More by Botulizard
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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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