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Anchor Our Special Ale (2003)

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Special Ale, a dark, rich, heavily spiced ale with a recipe that changes with each passing year.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
had from a donated 1.5L .. . I like the smell, not overly piney, some spruce .. . has done very well for a 5 year lay down .. could have gone longer .. cool stuff .. .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of toast, leather, pine, and roasted malts. Taste is of pine, a little bit of raostiness, and lots of spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Like taking a walk in a Christmas tree lot. Slight rum cake and spiced cookie notes in the nose with toasted caramel and marshmallow characters. Nice and clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4019) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The smell is spruce, malts, paper, and spiced. The look is clearish in a dark brown in color with almost no head. The taste is malty, spiced, spruce, and slighty oxidized.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured brown with a beige head. aroma of liquid smoke. flavor had berry and some liquid smoke as well. a good brew. i will have to pick up the current year special ale and give it a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR via paistie2002. Almost no head sits atop a black brown body. Nose is nutmeg, and gingerbread. Taste is winter mulling spices, and toffee and rum cake. Short watery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to paistie2002. Shared with the Dallas Crew. Pours with a small off-white head over a brown hazy body. Good lacing. Aroma of currants, leather, bread, raisins and toffee. Taste is oxidized with some notes of raisins, bread and brandy. Light carbonation and a bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2685) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
Shared by HogTownHarry with Blankboy and I. Appearance: Murky brown, whispy head. Aroma: Altar wine, pine, rye bread. Flavour: Raisins, Christmas cake, brandy. Sweet. Awesome!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. Pours a dark brown, cream head. Aroma of some soy sauce. Flavor of soy sauce and dark roast. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, light-medium carbonation. This is 7 years old and losing it’s life.....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4857) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bman113vr. deep brown pour with a ring of cream froth. nice aroma of spices and malts. quite nice on the palate with some slight oxidation but still holding up quite well. good spicy finish.


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