Anchor Brewing 2010 Christmas Ale

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Anchor Brewing 2010 Christmas Ale

Postby lexuschris on Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:56 am

My favorite time of year is here. Not only does the weather turn crisp & the Santa Ana Winds kick-up but the march of winter brews comes out of craft breweries accross the land!

The 2010 Anchor Brewing holiday seasonal brew is out, and very very tasty! :cheers:

Pours a dark-dark-brown with a thin head, and a spicey-floral aroma. The carmel & roast are in the front of the flavor, and finish with the wonderful combination of spices. I can't place the spices they use, but it reminds me of flowers, nutmeg & cinnamon... a touch of ginger?? Perhaps others can help identify those with more accuracy.

I really enjoyed the 2009 offering, and this one is similar but more roasty & dark. Carbonation is light, which enhances the malt & carmel better... A very nice winter seasonal! Enjoy!
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Re: Anchor Brewing 2010 Christmas Ale

Postby BrewMasterBrad on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:01 am

Maybe I will do Winter Seasonal beers as the style at the meeting this month.
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Re: Anchor Brewing 2010 Christmas Ale

Postby maltbarley on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:09 pm

I have one of the 2009 offering in the fridge. I didn't care for i much but I'll bring it to the meeting if you want to do a comparison.
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Re: Anchor Brewing 2010 Christmas Ale

Postby lexuschris on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:28 am

BrewMasterBrad wrote:Maybe I will do Winter Seasonal beers as the style at the meeting this month.


Excellent idea! :cheers:
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