on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Spice, dark fruit, and some bready notes come through on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice spice note for the time of year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (4598) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
sweet malty aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, caramel and spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7114) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, Gewürze. Geschmack ebenfalls leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, Gewürze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skylab (3) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014 does not count
The nice copper color with a tan head. A sweet caramel flavor with hints of cinnamon, allspice and black licorice with a malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_iMan (14) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
The beginning of this beer is spicy and delicous, but the end leaves a slighty bitter taste on the back of your mouth. That spicy begining is soooooo good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours very dark amber , bit light coming trough , Small white head. Bit sweet, malty smell . some hops . taste is very sweet, nice citrus flavors Crispy mouthfeel , reminding at sugar .. bit thin, but taste is intense enough . some spices

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3873) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2014
Better than I expected but overrated nonetheless. Has a nice vanilla note with some malt and a light note of clove. Pours cloudy brown. Average carbonation. Light sweet finish. Some vanilla. Tap at pub by my work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, spices, nuts. Medium to full body. OK/Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle@home. Poured clear, with a deep amber color and a tan, lacing head. Spices, nuts, raisins in the nose. Sweet taste in a light to medium body, fairly flat, smooth on the palate. A malty brew, with caramel, licorice, plum, red grapes, cinnamon, toffee, hints of berries in the aroma. Lasting roasty sweet finish. Interesting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
355ml bottle, Pours a brownish amber with a offwhite/slightly tan head. Smells of apples, berries, slight hops, spices, bready malt. Flavor is sweet, very malty. Honey and graham cracker, spice, lots of booze, dark fruit. A bit too aggressive with the og I think, not feeling it.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 100

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50