Anchor Christmas Ale 1999

Anchor Brewing Co

USA

This is a hearty, robust, thick dark beer. This is not for amateurs. This beer is much better than its lighter cousins, Steam and Liberty. Unfortunately, I think it will appeal to a smaller audience, as this is not for lightweights. This is the 25th anniversary of Anchor's MCHNY line, so they spiced this one up pretty good. If you can handle Guiness, Sam Smith's, and other such beers, this will be no problem. However, if your fridge is full of Bud or Coors, you may want to stay away.

Reviewed: January 11, 2000

Rating: 8/10

Okay, I have to agree with Steve on this brewery. I have tried their Anchor Steam, and it tasted like they boiled dead monkeys in their beer vats. But, to my surprise, their 1999 Special Holiday Ale was amazingly pretty damn good. It was strong, and very dark, with a hearty finish. I would call this beer nutty and fruity, but that has nothing to do with it's flavor.

Reviewed: January 11, 2000

Rating: 8/10

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