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Category: Christmas beers & winter ales
Product of: United States
Anchor Brewing has made a Christmas Ale every year since 1975, available from early November to mid-January. The tree on the label is different each year, as is the recipe, which is always a secret. (2013 tree: Abies concolor var. lowiana - synonyms: Low's Fir) Read more
Sampled on 24/12/2014
(sample 2013 vintage, best before Oct/15) Opaque, deep deep brown/ebony with retentive light beige head and heavy lacing.
Coal dust, tree bark, liquorice and freshly toasted malty brown bread with candied ginger, nutmeg and clove.
Heavily roasted/burnt malt, green resinous spruce needles and caramel with mocha coffee, liquorice and nutmeg.
Vinous spirity finish with lingering coal dust, burnt toast and liquorice.
Barcode UPC: 0 72783 0009 6
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Crown cap