Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
3.75/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Love this pour - the head is like the icing on a dark gingerbread house, building like snowfall on the roof. It's just a much darker version, nearly black, with a ginger-brown head, fluffy like a new drift.
If I remember, it's a similar smell to previous years - balanced between bready malts and a spicy, juniper-like hops. Very seasonally influenced, as always. It's relatively muted in this version though.
Like dark juniper-soaked gingerbread in the mouth - imagine that. The vegetation, spice and molasses each seem to come through.
Exceptionally creamy, much like you'd expect from a stout, allowing the carbonation to lay back and the rest of the beer to showcase.
As expected, a good beer. Always a good tradition for the season.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 05:39:34 | More by mdcrouser
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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
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