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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company

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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

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83
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655 Ratings
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 11-04-2013)
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Photo of I3eer
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The 2013 version, but not bought that long ago.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed flute

a; Clear very dark ruby to copper, inch and a half thick tan head receded to rocky surface foam and lots of spotty lacing.

s: Fruit cup, mainly pear.

t: Medium fruit up front to a mildish degree, followed by a significant hop bite. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue at first like a moderate IPA. Fruity finish. Later slight smoke and ripe dark fruit notes emerge.

m; Light to medium, pretty good body, some carbonation tingle.

o; An unusual and seemingly complex holiday brew. Would like to try this with a grilled steak!

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
3/5  rDev -18%

Extremely dark, mahogany edges in the light... slight head. Bit of chocolate, anise, and spice on the nose. Some funny pine and spicy flavors. Dry and thin on the palate. I drank it. It was interesting. Not sure I liked it all that much. Too far out there. Heard 2013 was quite good. Resounding ok.

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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.