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Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale) | Anchor Brewing Company

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Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale)
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4.07/5
Exceptional
200 Ratings
Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale)Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
200
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of nickd717
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, reviewed 11/30/2010.

Pours a clear dark brown color with reddish hues and a one finger khaki head that fades to nice swirls.

The aroma is sweet honey, caramel, winter spices, roast, and slight oxidative notes from the 7 years of age.

The flavor is great. A little sherry-like from the age, but this works pretty well. Sweet honey and caramel malt, pumpernickel bread, toast, nutmeg, allspice, and slight anise.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation, maybe just a tiny bit watery.

This is another good vintage of this beer. I’m really not sure there is a bad one.

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3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

The Fifth Day of Beermas... It pours a murky black-brown topped by a minor wisp of dirty ecru foam. The nose comprises rye bread, chocolate, cedar, sourdough, light anise, tobacco, nutmeg, ginger, and brown sugar. The taste is heavy on the cocoa and nutmeg, with ginger, black pepper, walnuts, brown sugar, and figs thrown in as well. The body is a stoic medium, with a light carbonation and a chunky, oily feel. Overall, another step in the right direction, but the years put on these things have not been too kind to them at all.

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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

taste- licorice, woody

color- deep chestnut

clarity- clear

smell- roasted malt, black licorice

body- medium-full, fairly firm

appearance- dark, clean, carbonation present

overall impression- solid beer for five years old

notes- smoother and sweeter than the 2002. soft bittering hops. 29th release of this beer. this review is for a 2003 vintage tasted in 2008

glassware: pint

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Our Special Ale 2003 (Anchor Christmas Ale) from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 200 ratings
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