Friday, December 06, 2002

Christmas Ales

My favorites at Max's on Broadway's Christmas Tasting Tuesday evening:

  • Cask Dominion Winter (sort of a strong Belgian amber with notes of a dubbel)
  • Cask Gales Christmas (at 8.5%, unusually strong for a British beer, thick and sweet with lots of apple-rum-raisin flavors like a liquid fruitcake; out-of-balance really, but it just seemed so right for the season)
  • Draft Winter Reserve from Clipper City (a flavor-BALANCED American IPA at 8%)
  • Anchor Our Special Ale ( Cottonwood tree on the label, indiginous to California and Arizona. The flavor reminded me of the German Christmas cookie -Pfeffernüsse).

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