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RATINGS: 1876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is our special ale from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. Since ancient times, trees have symbolized the winter solstice when the earth, with its seasons appears born anew.

Editor’s Note: due to the significant similarity in style and strength from year to year (despite potential differences in the exact spice blend), this beer is no longer separated by vintage.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HULK777 (413) - - NOV 12, 2014
Gingerbread aroma. Gingerbread spice taste, with hints of satsuma orange. Lots of wort flavored bread also. Quite dry. Heaps of Christmas in this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Format: Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA
Aroma: Cloves, cinnamon, burnt sugar, light pine
Taste: Mild sweetness up front, then earthy hops and a tangy sweetness left in the mouth
Palate: Tingly carbonation, light body
Overall: A solid option for those who enjoy the seasonal autumn / pumpkin beers

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (496) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
355ml brown Christmas 2014 themed bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque nearly dark nearly black copper colour with a medium sized beige frothy head, that reduced fast leaving some lacing. Aroma of caramel, spices . Flavours of caramel, spices, herbs and syrup loaf. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. A good Christmas beer, perfect level of sweetness and a pleasant mix of flavours.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
VictorStr (1421) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Nä tvivale som min mor hade sagt. Visst, väldigt julig, viss stjärnanis, men det gör var INTE bra. Fick hälla ut resten. Victor, undvik denna ölen !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (425) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Flaska från SB. Djupt rödbrun vätska med fint brunt skum. Doftar härligt kryddigt och fruktigt. Mycket fyllig, sött och krydda. Lite tunn kropp kanske, men inte så det stör. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 30, 2014
May be my favorite Christmas ale. Nice dark color. It's got notes of nutmeg and fruitcake. Nicely carbonated and velvety. Yum! Best offering from anchor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle brew dog Sheffield. Brown slight head. Aroma cinnamon nutmeg dried fruits taste same Xmas cake in glass body tad thin. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (339) - - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from brewdog bar, sheffield. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is cinnamon, other spices and roasted malts. Taste is warming and tasty, malty and slightly smoky. Tingly carb and quite thin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
A favorite spiced beer and favorite Christmas beer, year after year. Nearly 6000 beers in, and I’ve never had another that comes close to the unique mix of spices and herbals and malt that is Anchor OSA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1052) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Year 2012. Deep red, With a ok offwhite head. Dark fruit aroma, anis, spices and light chocolate sence. Lighbittersweet With a soft dark fruit end.


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