Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale 2010
Anchor Brewing Company’s 2010 Christmas Ale, a winter warmer with a low ABV at 5.50%. The low ABV makes it perfect if you want to enjoy a few of these ales during Christmas, especially if you want to stay up and wait for the Baby Jesus to deliver your gifts. I visited Anchor’s website where I learned that they’ve been brewing this Christmas Ale since 1975, each years ingredients are different as the labels. Take a look at the different labels through the years, here.
Cherries, nutmeg, malt, and I got a bit of funky yeast in the aroma. The body of the ale was light, slight tartness with nice dark notes, plums, cherries, and malt. The light body of the beer was great, nothing overpowering and great balanced flavors. It’s my first time having this particular Christmas ale and I really enjoyed it.
I had this with my Christmas dinner and it was great to sip on. A few of our guests had it too and found the ale tasty. I’ll be buying this every year and you should too, be sure to pick up a six and even gift one, help spread holiday beer for this Four Beer Caps ale.
Throw one back for me ~ Cheers!