Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Extremely dark compared to a lot of the seasonals I've been seeing lately. Brownish, ruby, burgundy color. It's fairly clear, despite the darkness. The head is stellar. As large as you want it to be, looks like the head of A&W Root Beer, kind of IPA like.
Spice fest in the nose. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg all dazzle. There's some malt in there, but hops take a backseat.
Tastes follows the nose in that spices are front and center with malt , and almost no hop presence.
Feel is a bit lacking compared to the other components because it's got a loose, watery feel. Obviously, it's spicy and the malt gives it some body, but it's just a bit watered down. Spices from beginning to end with a faint bitterness in the swallow.
Overall, another good winter beer from Anchor. Really tastes like the winter.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 03:29:12 | More by RickS95
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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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