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Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company

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Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

407 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 407
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 11-02-2009)
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-17-2012 10:38:50 | More by wesbray
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-13-2012 02:52:20 | More by mbs11
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Lare453

Florida

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
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-21-2012 12:31:54 | More by KAP1356
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-29-2012 02:20:30 | More by duceswild
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2012 14:31:20 | More by t0rin0
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-25-2012 00:07:23 | More by Jemenhiser
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hanlonrn


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-10-2012 12:22:17 | More by hanlonrn
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2012 03:13:15 | More by ms11781
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-18-2012 19:54:33 | More by carteravebrew
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-29-2012 02:46:52 | More by OldTime
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moneyfunnel

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-24-2012 00:28:04 | More by moneyfunnel
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2012 14:34:18 | More by yergermeister
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-01-2012 22:45:48 | More by agreenman19
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Nate

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-27-2012 02:30:09 | More by Nate
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Rocketman8911

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-26-2012 05:49:48 | More by Rocketman8911
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czar78

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-16-2012 22:35:45 | More by czar78
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lizfig

Texas

5/5  rDev +24.4%

02-10-2012 18:37:15 | More by lizfig
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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +24.4%

02-10-2012 01:40:59 | More by sneth019
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Doppelbockulus

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-27-2012 04:58:28 | More by Doppelbockulus
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-22-2012 21:17:23 | More by djaeon
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-13-2012 16:27:00 | More by Kahlerbock
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FosterJM

California

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
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-08-2012 21:53:11 | More by imperialking
Our Special Ale 2009 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.