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RATINGS: 1104   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1359) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2015
Caña en cimmeria el 17-01-2015. color bronce translúcido con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores maltosos y cereales algo dulces y caramelizados ligeramente tostados. ligeras especias. Cuerpo medio con 6.9 vol algo pastoso. Buena.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8432) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. From saveur-biere.com. Slightly cloudy dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweetish malt, mild bitterness and caramel in the aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, mild hops and mild bitterness in the flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (521) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2015
On tap. @Cimmeria ................................................. Oviedo 14/01/2014.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - JAN 15, 2015
Drank at home with Marijn and Kaspar 14-1. Soft beer. Like cake, or creme brulee, or a cookie. Liked the taste. Pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2962) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (974) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnstledger8 (187) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (616) - 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.


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