Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
2013 bottle. Pours reddish dark brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spices and grain. Light mouthfeel with fine carbonation. Lots of spices and pepper in the front, hints of celery, raisins, and a slightly hoppy finish in the back of the mouth. Throughout, there is a hint of orange pith. Slightly sticky finish.
02-13-2014 17:15:43 | More by kindacold
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tumbler
A - It is a dark mahogany color with three to four inches of tan head.
S - I get a concoction of cocoa, juniper, and clove.
T - I am hit with a blast of spices. Clove and cinnamon are the easiest to identify. It finishes with roasted malt and some chocolate.
M - Medium
O - This beer always reminds me of Christmas. I know it is different each year, but my sensory experience is about the same each year when I look back at past year's reviews.
02-11-2014 22:50:54 | More by buschbeer
3.56/5 rDev -3%
Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.
Review from notes: January 5th, 2014.
A: Deep dark red with a decent head.
S: Some hops, pine needles, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and dark chocolate. Intriguing and very different.
T: Somewhat bitter front and back with spices in between.
M: Thin with some carbonation.
O: Very different and unique from anything else I've had. A good seasonal offering.
02-09-2014 21:43:02 | More by ranger7
2.79/5 rDev -24%
A: Dark blackish brown with a brownish head that dissipates quickly.
S: chocolatey with a touch of pine. Not bad.
T: tastes like a Christmas tree covered in cinnamon and sugar. Way over aggressive on the spice. Licorice and anise that's just too herbal for me. Minor chocolate notes way covered up by the spice.
M Dry finish is fine but the spice lingers long.
O: Way over aggressive on the spice. The black licorice flavor tastes like rotted wood and mushroom. None of that belongs in my beer.
02-03-2014 01:27:59 | More by constantine_272
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.