Day 5: Anchor Christmas 2005
Tree: California Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia
Neck Label Text: This is the thirty-first 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 once again. The same glass. Because. Anyway, I have one word for the thirty-first incarnation after sitting for nine years: raisins. It tastes like raisins. The carbonation continues to improve as we get to the more recent years. There’s not much on the nose this time either.