On the twelfth day of Beermas…..
Brewed by: Anchor Brewing Company
Style: Winter warmer
Our special ale pours black, but when held to the light takes on a deep crimson color, with a rocky off white head that slowly settled to a thin rim around the glass.
Smells of roasty malts, ginger, dark fruits and a faint note of orange zest.
Initial sip is sweet, reminds me of molasses, but dries out quickly leaving you with ginger and nutmeg, I don’t get any dark fruits that I was picking up in the nose but there is a touch of citrus. I’m left with a bit of numb tongue from the spices.
Overall a good beer but not one I’d want more than one of, the spices were a bit much for me. I do look forward to this beer every year, I find it interesting that for 39 years Anchor has been brewing this beer and the recipe changes every year.
12 Days of Beermas
Day 12: Anchor Brewing, Our Special Ale