Friday, January 06, 2012
New Beer Friday 1/6/12
Our Special Ale 2011 (Anchor Christmas Ale) has been released annually since 1983. Every year is unique in some way. It's one beer I always look forward to every year. I've been drinking it since 2002. Sadly I don't love it every year. This year is one of those "meh" years.
The 2011 has a nice soapy, herbal nose with prune and raisins. The taste starts malty up front with cocoa, spices and dark fruits hit the tongue strong. Semi-sweet cola rounds out the back end. Hints of spices & prune make for a rather dry finish.
This one of those beers that won't "wow" you, but will make you glad you had it.
I had it at the Beerhive, but it usually shows up in various liquor store that normally sell Anchor Beer.
Also, there's a new poll!