Our Special Ale 2006 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

On tap, East-West Connector Taco Mac. As usual, served too cold.

The usual “coke like” pour with burgandy highlights at the edges. Very small head and some lacing, but the lacing seemed a little thin. Lack of substantial body also reflected in the mouthfeel.

Obviously OSA like, with darker spices (cinnamon and all spice) very upfront. This years version seems to lack a bit of body for me, although I will definitely have to drink more to get the full effect. A bit more bitterness than I remember in the past and the combination makes it definitely less smooth for me. Slightly bizarre, atificial “plastic” taste seemed to linger in the finish too. What’s that all about?

All in all, OSA standard, but a little less enjoyable than some other vintages.

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11/18/2006
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.7
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