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RATINGS: 1046   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Each year, when people are starting to unpack their winter clothes and replenish their firewood, our tiny brewery in the coastal redwoods of Northern California makes seasonal preparations of a different kind. As the cold arrives, we release a unique beverage created to add warmth to even the coldest and darkest of winter's days. Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale begins with a very high original gravity to create a hearty and spicy brew with a deep amber hue and a smooth finish. Anderson Valley Brewing Company wishes you the very best for the holiday season and the New Year.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Clear red-mahogany color with a small light tan head. Nutmeg, spice, light floral notes, some light breadiness. Quite sweet, touch of bitterness and spiciness. Chewy, medium body, pretty darn long finish, that dries out towards the end. Alcohol is not terribly present. Quite good. Very neatly balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (335) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
A tasty brew. Rich and dense...Notes of spice and rich malt with burnt sugar pepper the nose. Taste is malty with elements of cereal, spice and sweet carrots. Finish is a slight sticky caramel and chocolate....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blogmeabeer (19) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Orange brown with short pale head. Sweet spicy aromas with som dried fruit. Very sweet tasting, dried fruits, spices, vanilla. Sweet and nice winter warmer. I like it!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-12-12 Göteborg AR: bready, ripe dark fruits, pruns, rasins, dust, caramel AP: amber, wee frothy ofwhite head F: fizzy, watery, barrel infused, caramel, figs Marcus:3,0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (281) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a nice hazy amber color with a small tan bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malts, vanilla, caramel, and light holiday spices. Taste follows the nose pretty well. It has a spicy feel to it and is a good winter beer to warm you up. I actually have always had it bottled, but this rating is from the canned version.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (239) - - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a dark amber body with a thin head. Nice amlty aroma. Very nice and sweet taste of sugars with malty tones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Flaska från SB. Julöl 2014. Bärnstensfärgad, klar, krämig tjockt beige skum. Doft av toffee, torkad frukt och lite alkohol. Som kylskåpskall spritig som en tunn dubbeldock, lite varmare kommer söta smaker av kanderade mandlar, toffee och torkad frukt och knäckebröd fram bättre och då finns en liten nyponnyans jag gillar. Lätt beska och en lite nypa kryddor. Inte bra kall men åtminstone ok lite varmare.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Decent winter warmer style ale. The spices are a little on the sweet side here, and there is a sugar & spice feel that can be a little overwhelming. Definitely a solid body and high maltiness here.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
killroy (63) - BULGARIA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle. Dark amber color with white head. Some honey and caramel in the aroma. Sweet taste, some berries may be. Pleasant one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Had the 2005 version. Bright orange with white head. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting. Butterscotch and nutmeg flavors. Pumkin and a little berry too.


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