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RATINGS: 989   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (519) - 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 (57) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thanatosti (881) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra, Tiel. Clear copper with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with some cinnamon. Mapple syrup taste with some malts. Low in carbonation, which adds to the sweetness which is too great in my opinion. Not bad but not my type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (295) - , California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft. Good beer that’s solid, layered, and I enjoy a pint of (or few) every year. A little sweet, some hops, and some banana bread or some kind of sweet bread like that. Nice amber color, long finish, medium bodied, oh, and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (645) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
Dark brown colour medium mokka coloured head, sweet caramel toffee smell, a bit herby, a cinamon chocolat taste in the start a bit biscuit like but not sweet, nice ballanced, then a spicy herby and caramel after taste, medium carbonation and bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 4, 2014
Dark hazy amber with a nice white head. Sweet aroma, roasty and floral. On mouth it’s less sweet, and with strong cinnamon and liquorice hints with some dark fruits. Good bitternes, but not my favorite type of beer, basically for the cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2428) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Draught. Dark caramel with a thin head. Aroma is caramalised fruit. Flab our is sugary, malty, orange chocolate base. Sweet dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
2014 - 02 - 01 355ml bottle. amber colour. big, fading to small, tan head. caramel in aroma, hints of chocolate and spices. light sweet taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4316) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized creamy foamy head on top of a hazy warm orange colored beer. Aromas of chalk, caramel, spices, some red fruit, malts, wood, bread, cream, some herbs, some rye, hints of sweets, yeast and cinnamon. Flavours of cream, oatmeal, caramel, malts, chalk, creamy spices, some wood, some bitters, barley malts, some fruit and yeast tones. Aftertaste is a mix of barley malts, chslk, yeast, fruit and spices. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture. Pretty round and creamy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (912) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Amber/copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, some dark fruit notes. Flavour is malty caramel sweetness. Well-balanced, a bit dry. Nice winter seasonal.

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