slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge F’n Bottle. Deep brown, almost black. Muddled nose. Taste is malty spices w/ resinous spruce notes. Very good, but this giant bottle was filling.
conway (1621) - - 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 (832) - 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 (3731) - 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 (3486) - 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 (247) - 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 (1445) - ,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.
johnnymusky (296) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 vintage...pour is black with a nice creamy head...super sweet on the nose...nutmeg malt and other spices...mouth is the same with bit of ginger mixed in...weird beer but it works for the holidays...spices really stay on the palate a long time...again weird!
Gbgbrouge (144) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle, clear dark copper with low head. Aroma strong and complex, notes of caramel, butter, apricot and glühwein. Taste is equally complex malty sweet with little or no bitterness. Odd one...
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate malt and floral aroma.
Appearance: very small, light-brown initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-red/light-brown body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly sweet, roasty finish with average duration.
Palate: medium bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation.