Anchor Our Special Ale 2012
Anchor Our Special Ale 2012 (more commonly known as Anchor Christmas Beer) is a Winter Warmer. They first brewed and bottled this in 1975, and have made this beer for the past 38 years with a slightly different secret recipe and new label art. (You can see all 38 labels here!) I did not quite get the complexity of flavors that I did from last years recipe (my first time tasting this beer). Some winter spices and a big dose of pine needles is followed by that wonderful cola/root beer flavor I remembered so fondly from a year ago. A lot more hops on the finish this year adding some balance. This is a great winter beer as far as I’m concerned, and at 5.5% ABV it is an outstanding session beer choice for your holiday gatherings. This holiday tradition will be finding its way into my fridge for years to come.