Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Single bottle picked up at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, part of our Christmas beer haul.
Pours a deep caramel brown colour into a short tasting glass. Half an inch of mocha head that recedes into a thick ring with lots of lace.
Nose is most certainly Christmassy - big malt, toffee, chocolate, and loads of spices, including ginger, allspice and cinnamon. I'm also getting a decent hit of evergreen boughs as well.
Very tasty Christmas ale that tends to emphasize spices over the malt. Spruce and cinnamon are the heaviest hitters for me, with nutmeg and toffee coming in the background.
Certainly an enjoyable beer to be had around this time of year. Spices get a great chance to show off, and the brew has a sufficient malty base to provide some nice heft. Definitely will pick up a few more of these in the coming years to see how the recipe changes!
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 20:57:18 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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