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Our Special Ale 2002 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company

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Our Special Ale 2002 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2002 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

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very good

126 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 126
Hads: 135
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-07-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 126 | Hads: 135
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4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have heard that Fritz has lost his passion for brewing and is pursuing other interests, and as a result the quality of his beer is in decline. Maybe so, though I hope not. In any event, "Our Special Ale" is still special, and it still evokes an immense amount of holiday spirit, at least with me. Deep, dark brown with ruby, and a full rich, tan head. Lovely. Roasted malt aromas, rich and warm, gently spiced. Juniper? Taste is slightly sweet, roasty-toasty malt, with a mild tang, gently spicy and medicinal. Mild carbonation. Easy bitterness like a warm blanket lingers on the tongue. Perhaps not as full as in years past, and certainly not as hoppy, but this is still a very nice way to welcome the season.

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Our Special Ale 2002 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.