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RATINGS: 1100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Can in Seattle. Rosy red brown, good foam. Gusher of a can (over filled?) Banana caramel, sweet, bready malt. Mild body, good flavor. tasty warmer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2512) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2015
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 13-01-2015.
In short: malty spicy sweet ale.
Pours hazy dark amber with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Biscuit, honey, malty and toffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite smooth, malty, sweet, some roasty noes, toffee, caramel. Very well balanced, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
I think this thing even has some red ale aromas coming off it. Nice and smooth, with some creamy texture. Nice job Anderson Valley. 12oz can pour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - JAN 10, 2015
This is sweeter than I like, but for what they sweet out to do it’s very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnstledger8 (128) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark red with very little head. Not much from the aroma, little bit of sweetness, some forest fruit like notes, no spice on the nose. Taste is initially very sweet, some toffee hints, little bit of spice, very fruity, getting some plum, raspberry, blackcurrant. Smooth, little carbonation. Nice winter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Can. Mahogany with slight haze. Pours with wicked head, good stability. Aroma is light with no hops, some vanilla. Toffee, vanilla, balanced taste. Beer gets much better when it warms up, more sweetness and vanilla. They did a nice job on this getting it balanced, but I’d drink this cool and not cold to get the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1820) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel dry fruits spicy citrus and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy dry fruits some caramel hops and malts in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1946) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad med ett stort smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av gräddkola, malt, hö och örter. Mjuk munkänsla. Liten beska. Lättdrucken, men tämligen tråkig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Amber, with a white head. Aroma of malt, hops, flowers and some hay sence. Medium bitter with a dry hippy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (338) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured not shaker glass a deep amber with thin tan head. Aroma of carmel malts, toasted bread. Taste of malt, spice, a little nutty. Not as spice flavored as most winters and that was ice for me, enjoyed.

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