Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle with a nice Araucaria heterophylla on the label.
Clear, dark maple syrup amber-brown body with ruby highlights. Thick finger of dense, firm, light peanut brown head. Great lacing. Fruity, bready malt base on the nose with familiar OSA accents of spices. I'm getting clove, vanilla, cardamom, and maybe black pepper.
Toasted malts up front. Slightly grainy. Some muddled fruit sweetness reminiscent of Tootsie pops (grape flavored?). Sweet bread adds to the malt near the finish. Accents of orange peel (citrus zest), clove, vanilla, and maybe coriander. Slight woody bitterness in the finish. Medium body with a slightly slick feel. Not bad, but not the best OSA I can remember.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 22:23:19 | More by alexgash
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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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