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

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83
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601 Ratings
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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 45 | 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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Appearance: Dark brown, just light enough to make out some red light peaking through. Light brown head that faded to faint lacing.

Smell: Mild roasted malts, caramel.

Taste: Roasted malts, mild bitterness, gives way to a stronger sweet raisin/fig flavor. Subtle woody aftertaste with some alcohol warming (more than I would expect for 5.5% ABV).

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick with subdued carbonation.

Overall: A “winter warmer” that fits the category perfectly. Nothing sets it too far from the pack, but it had all of the fundamentals solidly covered. Good as a seasonal - something to look forward to sharing with friends once a year, but not something to seek out every month.

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Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.