Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.44/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Great color here--very dark amber with a beautiful tan head that stands tall and recedes rather slowly. The lacing is pretty good too.
Smell: There's a lot going on. Chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, ginger, fruit...and more aromas I'm sure. This is one unusual winter warmer, but I like the smell.
Taste: This is a letdown. There's a lot of flavors, but it leaves a weird taste in my mouth, and it finishes rather odd, and not in a good way. There is the roasted malt, chocolate, ginger, citrus...I don't know. It just doesn't work so well.
Mouthfeel: Things might come together better if this didn't have such a flat mouthfeel. A little more carbonation may have helped. Again, I don't like the finish at all.
Overall: I have a lot of respect for Anchor, as they are usually very consistent. I do appreciate the effort to provide a winter warmer that is unique, but not everything works too well here.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 00:13:31 | More by ExtraStout
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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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