keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer. Iím not a big fan of spice/herb/vegetable adjuncts, but I did enjoy this beer quite a bit; perhaps, because I couldnít really discern the adjuncts. It tasted to me, like a solid, well balanced ale of complex character.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 - Dark brown with a tan head. Gingerbread and brown sugar aroma. Malty spicy flavors, ginger being the predominant spice. Fairly dry as one might expect from a 5.5 ABV beer. It is nice, but it is also time for Anchor to bump this once-a year-beer up a notch or two.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2006 vintage. Deep mahogany with huge head. Sweet and rich aroma, some hops. Taste is malty with notes of cocoa. My biggest problem is the palate, which borders to thin. Slightly disappointed.
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. I tasted floral and a little bit honey. The alcohol show itself a little bit, but the beer is balanced considering the whole. Dark collor and light body.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Cinnamon, spruce and beef broth - a bit off-putting, actually.
Ap: Dark brown, transparent when held to the light - medium tan head with good retention and very nice lacing.
T: Coffee and some dark caramel - cherry esters mixed with a firm bitterness mid-palate - finish is malty with toffee, pumpernickel, and black licorice.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is quite dry.
O: As always, this beer is complex, satisfying, and just a pleasure to drink. However, in contrast to other years, the aroma for the 2011 vintage is sort of nasty, but luckily that does not carry over to the flavor.
konungen (431) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 flaska. Mörkbrun öl med kaffefärgat skum. Kryddig maltig doft med en söt god smak. Lagom styrka. Gillas!
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TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really great and exciting xmas ale. Nicely spiced, perfectly bitter, and soft and delicious. Almost perfection!
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely an Earthy beer. Spices and herbs. A bit of candy. Reminds me of my grandmothers secret remedies. Its almost like an alcoholic cola. Such an odd style.
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is malty and spicy. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Taste is smokey and has some roasted malts. Palate is a bit oily. Overall a decent beer, not very tasteful though.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste like soap and berries. Has an amazing mouthfeel and aroma, but I canít get past the taste. This is the worst anchor Iíve had.