Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +13.2%
Got this as an extra in a trade
a cola brown with a small, thin khaki head. No lacing
S amazing!! Big, vibrant dark fruits, plum, strawberry, black cherry, Cabernet grapes, tropical fruits, light spice, cinnamon, ginger
T a light and fruity beginning, the middle is plum, black cherry, the end is cinnamon spiced apple pie with raisins and ginger. The after taste is short, too short for such a delicious beer. The aftertaste flavor is a fading spice and ginger.
M lightest crisp, almost thin, light carbonation
O amazing. With three years of age on it, it is amazing. I ouwld highly recommend drinking this if you ever find one.
12-08-2012 03:37:41 | More by Lare453
4.48/5 rDev +11.4%
Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark brown with a medium head and medium body. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet and lightly toasted malt and Christmas spices. Flavor is sweet malt and spices up front, middle and finish malty with dark fruit and resinous pine hops, a bit sour. Quite different and tasty. A classic and wonderful Christmas ale.
08-04-2012 00:01:08 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev -0.5%
1033rd Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12 oz bottle
Thanks to @LouisM23 (Forgot his BA Name)
App- A good red crimson/brown pour with a good bit of a 1-1/2 fingers of khaki colored head. Falls to a good pond layer of foam with good retention and a sheen down the side of the glass.
Smell- A little bit of spice opens on this one with some nutmeg and faint trace of all spice. Maybe even a little bit of pepper to my nose. I get some toasted malts as well. A bit of a sweet molasses not wofts up.
Taste- Bam, the molasses comes in early on this one with the spice notes coming right after that. A good bit of sweetness and malt round out the flavors. A tad bit dry with a crumbly pastry dough like flavor.
Mouth- A nice medium dry body with some good residual spice and malt flavors. A nice bit of medium bubbly carbonation.
Drink- For the second vintage I have had this one was much better than the 2007. More assertive flavors, a bit more carbonation and just better overall. I'd like to find a 10 and an 11 to see if better is fresh or if 2 years is the sweet spot.
01-11-2012 04:29:17 | More by FosterJM
Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.