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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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582 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | 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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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-23-2014 07:10:06 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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Niners49

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-22-2014 21:08:17 | More by Niners49
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GarrettFM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-21-2014 23:57:32 | More by GarrettFM
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-18-2014 00:35:06 | More by jsprain1
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2014 18:14:30 | More by gonzo000
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GreenHa

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-13-2014 19:02:51 | More by GreenHa
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kindacold

Virginia

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
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-12-2014 23:42:34 | More by hayesjw
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-12-2014 06:51:35 | More by ElijahRivera
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buschbeer

Ohio

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
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jabo134

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-11-2014 04:26:02 | More by jabo134
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ranger7

Texas

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
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-09-2014 01:11:39 | More by hypnotoad1
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2014 22:52:55 | More by vmdominguez
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9%

02-08-2014 07:20:13 | More by Auraan
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-07-2014 20:43:58 | More by Beer21
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-07-2014 01:43:05 | More by robgage
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

02-06-2014 02:57:16 | More by pmorris71
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-04-2014 23:34:52 | More by Theogre83
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-03-2014 19:00:31 | More by GraduatedCashew
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

02-03-2014 13:09:56 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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constantine_272

Oregon

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
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ricecracker420

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

01-31-2014 05:05:18 | More by ricecracker420
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-31-2014 04:44:58 | More by ShepardCommander
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DougAppleby

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2014 23:15:33 | More by DougAppleby
Our Special Ale 2013 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 582 ratings.