12 Beers: Anchor Brewing Our Special Ale 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Floral and spice with hints of molasses and pine.

Poured a deep mahogany with a thick tan colored head which quickly diminished and left minimal lacing.

Very smooth with mild spice and toasted grains.  You can pick up the occasional chocolate and caramel notes as well.

I really enjoyed this beer.  It was well rounded and I felt the flavors were balanced and worked well together.  I will have to try their 2012 recipe next year.