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RATINGS: 1088   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2735) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
From a can. Pours opaque copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like raisin, hay, doughy malt caramel, and light earth. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like doughy malt, raisin, caramel, and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
Chestnut brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, wood, prunes, dates, caramel. Caramel taste, toffee, nuts, vanilla, sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, hops, vanilla.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, hops, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1069) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear copper body with a medium head. Malty and caramelly, with a medium-light body and a brief green finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ctplt777 (243) - - DEC 23, 2014
The color is a beautiful burgundy with a nice pillowy head. Toffee, vanilla and some orange aroma. Sweet taste, lots of rich maltiness with a nice orange and toffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roger60 (55) - - DEC 23, 2014
Utsökt choklad och kola i aromen. Lite tunn som julöl. Välbalanserad men ingen massöl. Vacker i älghultsglasen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, sweet malts, and not much else. Flavor is sweet with the malts and nothing else really on the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pouring Ribbons, NYC tap: Pours a light brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt and spices. Taste is similar to that. It is kind of sweet, with an ambiguous "holiday" taste to it. is it good? Well, yes, it is well made, and you should drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (297) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska SB. Bärnstensfärgad med tunt skum. Något konstgjord doft av vanilj och smökola. Smaken något sötsliskig. Sirap och vanilj med choklad i bakgrunden. Får en viss känsla av örtlikör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves some thick lacing in the glass. Lots of winter spices on the nose. I’m getting really big vanilla on the tongue which I’m really digging. Does have some nice creaminess on the mouth as well. Finishes clean. This really evokes the holidays.

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