DMLINAZ (303) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 brew. From a bottle into a frosted ale glass, pours deep brown or cola with a fluffy, lasting white head. Interesting flavor - almost like a brown ale with something a bit overpowering, like nuts, anise, something I can’t quite put my finger on. Intriguing and very drinkable for one bottle, but not sure I’d enjoy more than that at a time.
beer_est_deus (745) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Anchor Christmas Ale -- Mörkt orange-brun med ett orange-latte färgat skum. Doft: Bränd hallon sylt, körsbärs godis, honung, sött bröd, kryddor. Smak: Kryddor, jäst, lager, damm, malt, gammalt godis med frukt smak, lite avslagen Fanta, ginger ale, kardemumma.
Baramba (205) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head disappearing very fast. Aroma and flavour of spices, yeast, raisin, gingerbread.
Werckmeister (77) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Hawidere. black color, good, compact long lasting head. smells like vegetables and spices, cloves and pumpkin. medium body, aromatic spicy, tastes of pumpkin, light sweetness / light to medium bitterness, which seems to come both from hops and malts. the combination of sweet and bitterness with the spices doesnt work for me at all. too weird for me.
conway (1623) - - DEC 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark cola with a thick off white head. Aroma is mostly ginger. Taste adds some weird earthiness. Thin and strong carb. Not good.
tricyclist (838) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint pour of fairly deep brown, with a thin tan head. Nose is Christmas,
Some spices of nutmeg, brown sugar, molasses. Flavor is molasses, some Christmas spices, nutmeg and ginger, like a gingerbread man, but not a gingerbread house.... A sassy gingerbread man. She’s a sassy one... A sassy gingerbread man-woman. It’s a transvestite. A delicious transvestite gingerbread individual. Anyway, it’s a solid beer.
sic1314 (3792) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Anchor Christmas. Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon,, liquorice, dark fruit. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, fairly heavy going.
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Ammersin 5 Vienna, 2014 version.
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of yeast, christmas spices, dried fruits, some chocolate.
Taste follows this pretty much, with some more subtle bitter hops.
Quite full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes very spicy, quite dry, a bit bitter hoppy and slightly sweet malty.
Nice! Not my favourite Anchor beer, but a nice christmas beer, quite unique, with lots of spices. Lacks the last bit of character though in my opinion.
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Surprised I havent rated this one yet! Pours clear hazel, medium tan head, dissipates quickly, good lacing. Aroma is heavily spiced (out the wazoo, it says in my notes), Belgian yeast, dark fruits, figs and raisins. Flavor is medium sweet and very light bitter, less spiced than aroma suggests, but still pretty overt. Medium body, high carbonation.
adamnowek (255) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 version. Lots of chocolate and spice. Tastes like a gingerbread cookie or really spicy kruidnoten. Dark. This could be a really good dubbel if there was more alcohol and carbonation.
Gary (1448) - ,London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Bottled’ Poured out into me Chimay goblet . the nose on this reminds me a bit of rochefort - sorta chocolate dark raisin spice atmosphere ..then ginger bread ,nutmeg or some shit like that ; Khaki head above ruby is almost a 5 score . dranks sweet and spicy ; holiday spice in there .. aint as good as the aroma but is pleasant . if this had more booze it would be a mother . Im giving a point extra ...this is a really cool Christmas beer.