Winter Warmer

Most commonly these beers are a seasonal offering during the colder months. English versions contain no to moderate "winter" spices, while the American versions are often spiced with hops (although other spices can be added).

Color varies from reddish brown to black, and the malt flavors usually take center stage. In addition to the typical dark roasted flavors (chocolate, coffee, toffee) there is usually a slight sweetness. Alcohol can be moderate to high, in order to aid the warming sensation of the beer. Hop bitterness is generally low, but hop flavors are usually moderate.

Best served cool, 46-54 degrees, in a pint glass or stemmed tulip glass.

Anchor Christmas Ale 2013

Beer Style: 
ABV: 
5.50% ABV
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4
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4

This is the 39th annual Christmas Ale from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid–January. The Ale's recipe is different every year—as is the tree on the label—but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life.

Naughty Claus

Brewed by: 
New Albanian Brewing Company
Beer Style: 
ABV: 
8.00% ABV
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0
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Medium- to full-bodied. Malty/fruity backdrop, X-mas spiced character (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel). (Description provided by company)



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