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RATINGS: 1095   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (602) - 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 (1750) - 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 (1856) - 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 (1093) - 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 (313) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccato (6) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Bottle 33cl from Systembolaget. Not the best, not the worst from anderson valley. Spicy, floral, piney and boozy. Warm and sweet aftertaste with a little bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (167) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Great amber color. Lover the warm smooth finish. Has the winter feel without being overly heavy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlhooker (28) - Dublin, Ireland, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2014
On tap Brew Dock Dublin. Amber with slight beige head. Honey sweet malt. Smooth on palate. Honey finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2859) - 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 (576) - 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.

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