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RATINGS: 997   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2257) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle @ St. Urho’s. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and some hops. Soft and creamy. Exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both of caramel, strawberry preserves, cinnamon, and nuts. Very fruity and sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (391) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
Amber coloured beer. Aroma soft sweet fruit. Taste of caramel, ripe fruit, candy and dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (605) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
33cl botle Appearance: Light brown with an allmost white medium sized head. Decent retention and maginal lacing. Aroma:caramel, malts and honey Taste: candy sweetness, The cinamon and fruit + the sweet caramel give this a strange candy sweetnes, which will be make or break. Average carbonation medium body and a sticky texture. Technically a more the good brew but not my brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1487) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a dark orange beer with a good white head. Smells caramel, malts and honey. Tastes chocolate, caramel, raisins and creme brulee. Nice! Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (628) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12oz into a pint can glass, pours a murky gross looking brown with a thin small white head the rims the glass. Aroma is roasty orange spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and dried plum. Taste is rich amber waves coupled with the orange spice and nutmeg sensations, followed by rich and bready malt blast which covers ground in the overall stance of this brew. Dry aftertaste with orange apricot. A full bodied witer brew with lots of seasonal spice to it. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (12) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bought this on sale. Very tasty, a slight hint of orange and chocolate. Spice is present. For a 6.9% beer it is great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wactuary (6) - USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Surprisingly pleasant with a nice vanilla note balanced in a malty amber ale. Rich but was not cloying sweet or thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Can. Deep caramel brown. Medium head. Vanilla, caramel, fruit. Creamy and smooth.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patjeadam (58) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
Surprisingly well balanced. It has some sweet fruits, nicely spiced, searching for flavours, gulps down amazingly easily. Recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

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