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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) - Anchor Brewing Company

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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

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82
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669 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 10-22-2012)
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Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-02-2013 23:58:15 | More by WynnO
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

07-02-2013 15:22:02 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted w/ Saramisu
Magnum->Watou Chalice
A ~ Brown w/ a cream colored head & light spots of lace.

S ~ Sweet bread..Citrus peel..faintly maple..slightly metallic.

T ~ Candied Orange/Lemon peel, Faint clove-y phenols & a malt backbone very reminiscent of Breckle's SMaSH Brown Ale...Caramelized sugar

M ~ Smoooth feel.

D ~ Even better than when It was first came out at the Holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 04:49:26 | More by chocosushi
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JamLand

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2013 22:53:03 | More by JamLand
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codynevels

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2013 18:28:23 | More by codynevels
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2013 21:45:02 | More by petermethot
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-23-2013 18:45:27 | More by carteravebrew
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UncleBuccs

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2013 03:53:05 | More by UncleBuccs
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-18-2013 02:31:17 | More by troegaarden
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chrishiker1409

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

06-16-2013 01:42:45 | More by chrishiker1409
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-12-2013 17:55:37 | More by gleemonger
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MikefromDormont

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-09-2013 15:10:08 | More by MikefromDormont
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark brown/black with a small brown head with nice lacing. Smells of chocolate and roasted grain. Tastes of some chocolate but with a little bit of hoppy bite, but it is still a bit bland. Beer is carbonated nicely and it is light/medium bodied. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 17:47:24 | More by cyclonece09
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Super dark brown, with medium bubbles on the body. Tan head roughly 1/3" with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Light nutty smell, like I'm sniffing almonds and pecans with a mix of sweet hops.

Taste: Honestly I can indulge into how smooth this brew is. Bitter with pieces of spice like a small light dose of nutmeg to it plus a hit of pine.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not exactly what I expected as far as how sticky I would like.

Overall: After sitting on the shelf for all these months it's an honor and a pleasure to finally have this. All you need is a glass...Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:09:01 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Maryland

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06-03-2013 15:46:07 | More by Qstor
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Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Michigan

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Maryland

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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Stugotzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-26-2013 00:13:09 | More by Stugotzo
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-23-2013 13:11:00 | More by touchmeimsac
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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New York

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Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.