Our Special Ale 2010 (Anchor Christmas Ale)

12 oz single from my annual sixer. Usual presentation
The usual, dark walnut brown pour with plenty of quite rich looking head. Some good looking lace as usual and the beer looks its usual, rich color.
All of the expected and normal herbal, lightly spiced notes with the emphasis on some more bitterness than in the past. Some really light licorice but a beer that seems to have less influence on the fruity side of things. A little bit of sweet and sour on the back end.
Mouthfeel does not seem quite as rich as it has in the past either, but of course this whole thing is somewhat based upon memory when thinking about comparing years.
Not much to report here. Simply a beer that I enjoy a few bottles of at this time of year and will lay a couple down to continue to build a vertical of sorts.

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11/19/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.98
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