Review – Anchor Our Special Ale 2007
While I do not have many Christmas beers in my reserve, I thought it would be nice to review Anchor Our Special Ale 2007 aka Anchor Christmas in July. This beer has been made each year by Anchor, since 1975. While this beer isn’t particularly high in alcohol, it has been widely reported that this brew can be aged for many years, and will go on quite the flavor journey in the process.
Anchor Our Special Ale 2007 / Anchor Christmas 2007 – 6 months later – 12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium glass.
Appearance: Midnight cranberry red with a tight, frothy head.
Aroma: Cranberries, raspberries, cloves, and fresh cut female holly.
Mouthfeel: Thick and sparkly from the carbonation level. Has a lingering aftertaste combining all of the flavors mentioned. Christmas in a bottle, then Christmas in a glass!
Overall: Christmas in a bottle then Christmas in a glass!