Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.18/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours an opaque brown with strong garnet highlights and a solid half inch toffee head that leaves sheets of lacing.
Ginger, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominate the initial aroma, giving a cola impression. Smells fairly sweet.
Cola follows in the flavor, with ginger, clove, and cinnamon accompanying caramel malt, leading to a slightly roasted, almost acrid, bitter finish. Dark fruits and pine emerge as it warms.
Body is a touch syrupy, with carbonation on the high side of moderate.
Definitely a spicy winter warmer. The finish cleanses the palate nicely, but the initial flavor is overwhelmingly spicy. It's just not my favorite style.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2012 06:56:57 | More by barczar
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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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