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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (761) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
I’m not a big fan of this style, but it’s enjoyable enough. Lots of dried raisins and prunes, sweet molasses, carbonated enough to keep it slightly light. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (286) - Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2015
On draft. Non deScription brown, large head. Light aroma malty spicy. Taste spicy and sweet malt for a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (570) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Poured from the 12oz can into a shaker glass. Mahogany color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is earthy with molasses and some spices. Flavor is similar with some molasses, dark fruit, spices, and some vanilla. Medium bodied. Over time I feel as though I’ve grown less and less of a fan of this style of beer, but this one has good flavor without being over the top on the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (259) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
I have a morroon in my glass - at least in terms of color! Very nice and more autumn than winter ;--) The aroma is full of toffee, caramel and locorice, a combination most Dutch love! The flavor offered by this nicely carbonated beer bursts of again toffee, caramel and licorice, nicely accompanied by some black berries and a spicy hint of cinnamon that keeps on burning long after the last sip. One of the incredible ’unhoppy’ beers of the US.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (483) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottled - Deep amber colour with a creamy beige lacing head. Caramel and nutty malt on the nose with nice resinous hops. Taste is toffee, biscuit, clove, raisin and a bit of vanilla. medium to full body, lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Smooth and sweet finish. Great christmas ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (1135) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours cloudy copper. Nose is treacle, Raisins, molasses, brown sugar, Madeira. Plenty of body. Sweet molasses flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a brown-red with a minimal white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts and spice. Flavor of malt, nut and light fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1749) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón rojiza con un dedo de espuma blanca, que permanece bastante bien. Malta y caramelo en el aroma, pan. Maltas, caramelo, y toques frutales. Final bastante seco y amargo. Buena winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (201) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
Versa di colore ambrato, con buona limpidezza; la schiuma è leggera, candida. L’aroma è di dolce malto caramellato, vaniglia, spezie, frutta matura. Al palato è molto dolce, caramello mou, frutta matura, presenza di spezie, prugna, frutti di bosco (lampone, ribes). Finale maltato e lieve carbonazione.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pour is a dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is a light malt and spice. Taste is very crisp and clean with a wash of spice. Finish is warm and dry. Very good ale.

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