First bottle of Anchor's Our Special Ale for the season for me. Dark brown with copper highlights, this Christmas ale piles up a thick tan head before falling away to a spotty film. Nutmeg spice and light fig on top of a strong malty base. Spice strengthens in the taste, nutty flavor floats above chocolate and malt. Finishes sweet and leaves the spice lingering on the back and sides of the tongue. Another good year for this beer, though maybe not the best.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2011 01:31:30