I did manage to acquire a noteworthy beer for my 2nd Christmas beer review. However, it wasn't the Sweetwater beer that I came home with.
I went to my "go to" place for beer and when they did not have the previously mentioned beer available, I went for a beer that I had previously seen there that is an annual treat: Anchor Brewing Co.'s "Our Special Ale".
Therefore, with our further delay, here is my review of the beer, as well as the accompanying photo essay:
12 ounce single bottle acquired from Total Wine & More in Huntersville, North Carolina. The beer pours as a dark ruby/copper brown color with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is very rich with spicy notes and a touch of malt. The taste is also very spicy and also grabs the malt notes as well. Aftertaste is a bit of spice and a bit of malt. Nothing bitter. A very drinkable beer, but a bit too rich for more than a couple 'servings'.
Rating 3 1/2 Snowmen out of 5.
Enjoy the photo essay, I'll be back with more tomorrow!