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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
On tap @ Dorothy 6. Pours a clear dark brownish amber with a thin white head. Just a hint of spice in the aroma. Feels thin with fairly weak flavors. Some sweetness and light spice. After it warmed up a bit the sweet toffee flavor is more noticeable but still pretty weak. A little too smooth for me and not enough bold flavors. OK but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (310) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2015
This is one of the best seasonal ale Ive had this year. Has plenty of good malty flavor not overly spiced smooth easy to drink, would recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2015
On tap brownish red with a white head. Aroma was dark malt and spices. Taste follows nose.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beastwhite315 (28) - - DEC 22, 2015
Very pleasant surprise. Unique flavor that makes you want more. Would buy more of this beer. Nice balance of spices that are very mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (499) - - DEC 18, 2015
Soft aroma of malts, maple and a bit of cinnamon. Brown, reddish copperlike clear colour with a little white head. Malty maplelike flavours with a peachlike, cherriish edge. Bitter malty afrertaste. Great for the season!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Im not a big fan of this style, but its enjoyable enough. Lots of dried raisins and prunes, sweet molasses, carbonated enough to keep it slightly light. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (353) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (578) - 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 Ive 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (261) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (681) - 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.


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