Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.23/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a Libby globe porter/stout glass. Date stamp of bottling: 3OX (2013 October 24).
Appearance: Dark brown, clear cola brown at the edges. Very thin foam across the top with persistent sheets and strands of lacing.
Smell: Christmas spice smells - nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, hint of some charred malt as well.
Taste: Lots of holiday spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, plus a hint of anise) plus a roasted malt sweetness. Finish is mildly bitter, some very mild leafy hop notes at the end.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slick, little bit spicy on the tongue, little bit sticky on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: This may be one of the better Christmas Ales I've had from Anchor in regard to flavor and aroma. Lots of spicy flavors and aromas, and very very drinkable. I could easily have another bottle, but for some reason I feel I have to let this beer last the month like it's a special treat. Well, I suppose it is a treat since it only comes out once a year, isn't it? Well done!
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 23:26:04 | More by damndirtyape
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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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