Dec 212014

Welcome to day nine of fourteen days of Anchor Christmas spanning 14 years of the beer. You can view the back story and the tasting for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Anchor Christmas 2009

Anchor Christmas 2009

Day 9: Anchor Christmas 2009

Tree: Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa

Anchor Label

Neck Label Text: This is the thirty-fifth “Our Special Ale” from the brewers at Anchor. It is sold only from early November to mid-January. The Ale’s recipe is different every year, but the intent with which we offer it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. In ancient times trees symbolized the winter solstice when the earth with its seasons appears born anew.

Tasting Notes: Tulip glass. I’ve got one word for 2009. Yuck. I’m not sure what happened here. Both the nose and the flavor are flat. The beer seems very thin compared to other years. I’m not sure if something went wrong here or if this was a bad year. I’ll check out the reviews at the time of release when I do the recap. This is the worst of the nine so far. I may not even finish the bottle.


 Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  One Response to “Fourteen Days of Anchor Christmas: Day 9 – Anchor Christmas 2009”

  1. […] can view the back story and the tasting for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and […]

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