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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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83
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685 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 50 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Guitars_and_beer, Dec 18, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Beer4Baltimore, Dec 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

khargro2, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

CCInCharge, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

cozmo, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge bottle served repeatedly in a .2L Peroni glass.
Pours clear dark brown with a towering, dense tan head. Excellent patterns of sticky lacing are left on the glass.
"Holiday spicing" favors nutmeg, with some cinnamon, with the latter being more obviou in the taste than th nose. Solid malt backbone but not as rich as I would like. As is, the spicing is a tad high. Still, a very drinkable and enjoyable winter holiday ale.

chinchill, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

WanderingFool, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Ironbuddha, Nov 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37%

DustinSWB, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

MichaelBigbone, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

shawnohall, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

klimoja, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Zach122, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Doomcifer, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Yogz, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Beerme5, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in late 2013, nonetheless the 2012 vintage.

Chilled stubby into a shaker pint.

Look- big, frothy tan head on the pour. Sticks around forever, minimal lace.

Smell - loads of dusty fig, toasted rye, nutmeg. Very nice. Mild leather, doesn't seem overly oxidized.

Taste- also very nice. Brown bread, light spice, and currant. Something like caraway seeds. Mild spruce. Molasses finish. Lingering nutty-aromatic spices, warm sandalwood, tasty.

Mourhfeel- medium body, medium carbonation. Nice quench, a bit acidic but keeps it feeling clean.

Overall- it's held up quite well. I don't recall it being anything too flashy back in 2012, but today it's well above average for a spiced Christmas or old ale.

Lawl3ss, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

bcsbeer, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jerefreakinmiah, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

birchstick, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

PhatAtUT, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Dolfan907, Oct 31, 2013
Our Special Ale 2012 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.