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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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BA SCORE
83
good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 47 | 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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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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

New York

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%

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!

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-03-2013 02:44:09 | More by maxwelldeux
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2013 22:31:54 | More by warnerry
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-28-2013 20:30:49 | More by DMc8ride
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2013 23:44:06 | More by Kingcurio
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Stugotzo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-23-2013 01:10:01 | More by mikeincharleston
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Lucoli

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2013 01:22:33 | More by Lucoli
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-20-2013 05:01:22 | More by Kmat10
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-20-2013 01:46:18 | More by buckyp
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2013 10:51:28 | More by Mullinger1980
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

A: Pours the darkest, warmest amber I've ever seen. The compact thick head is beige and I could put a quarter dollar on it and it wouldm't sink - it looks fantastic. Slow dissipation leaves decent lacings.

S: Roasted sweet malt, very bready. This is very X-masy; cinnamon, cardamum, nutmeg some chocolate, some dark dried fruits as well as rich raspberries.

T: Nice; sour cherries up front along with loads of spices; cardamum and cinnamon. Licorice, chocolate and dark dried fruits along side with rich raspberries. Surprisingly enough, not that sweet.

M: Atftertaste is long and sour as well as bitter. Body is medium while carbonation is low, rather smooth though.

O: Nice Christmasy Winter Warmer; with lots of spices of the season along with nice maltyness.

05-10-2013 18:00:44 | More by Evil_Pidde
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-10-2013 14:27:01 | More by twenty5
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-10-2013 12:54:13 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-09-2013 00:17:42 | More by ADTaber
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dalepryor

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-07-2013 21:25:55 | More by dalepryor
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beerme411

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-07-2013 10:05:13 | More by beerme411
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

2.93/5  rDev -19.7%

Pours a dark brown, a shade darker than cola, with a tan cap that fades rather quickly. Many aromas: christmas pudding (dates, figs, raisins, clove, allspice, cinnamon, mace), licorice, black bread, and hints of pine hops. Taste and mouth are surprisingly thin and cardboardy. Dominant flavor is cocoa powder with bits of watery christmas pudding flavors (with mace leading) trying to poke through. Some molasses and pine/citrus skin on subsequent sips. The mouth is somewhat drying and a bit flat - not much carbonation. Interesting aromas and flavors but the mouth takes away the enjoyment.

05-02-2013 23:48:25 | More by atomicbeer
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cbsoftware

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-02-2013 15:12:41 | More by cbsoftware
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

04-30-2013 18:00:13 | More by mcewesr
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hopley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-14-2013 14:36:53 | More by hopley
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%

12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: Deep red if held up to the light. It has a strong head on the pour that diminishes quite rapidly.

S: Sweet, malty roast with a cherry rye.

T: Kind of like an old ale that seems like a cheap, old stale wine.

M: Crisply smooth with a few bubbles.

O: Not a fan. I couldn't finish it, but it might just not be my style.

04-12-2013 13:51:45 | More by gillagorilla
Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.