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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
certainly warms the body on cold winter days. a nice dark amber color with a thin of white head. Sweet aroma with caramel and spice notes. Taste was sweet with caramel, cinnamon nutmeg and some corrainder. Seemed to have a nice alcohol presence for 6.9%. Reall smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Tap. Deep copper color. Whiteish head. Decent lacing. Nice sweet and somewhat spicey aroma. Malty, spices and for some strange reason chocolate flavors mix well. Medium bodied with a smooth palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Orangeish mahogney color with a small light brown head. Aroma is fairly sweet with lots of fruit notes, mainly cherries and hints of nutmeg. Moderate sweetness initially that leads to an earthy bitterness. Nutmeg, clove and cinnamon are all detected in the finish. Worth a try

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle. Deep orange and clear in color with a nice tan head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Gentle spice with some fruityness. Malty flavor is big but well balanced with spices. Not bad. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle. Deep orange, clear, tan head. Maltyaroma with gentle spices mixed in with some fruitiness. Big malty flavor with gentle spices. Reasonably dry with a chewy mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Copper pour with medium white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, spice. Malty, slight hoppy, fruity, slight spicy taste. Medium palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
From a bottle: pours a clear copper with reddish tinting ’round the edge. Initially small creamy head. Hint of vanilla in the aroma. Mouthfeel is on the light side with moderate carbonation. Taste is predominately nutty vanilla. Maybe my taste buds are shot because I couldn’t detect much "spice" in this brew. Decenly drinkable..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1363) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Golden orange, just like an english ale, but with an off-white, diminishing head. Aromas are orange, nuts, and cider. Smooth and full, quaffable, and tasty, yet substantial with its alcohol, hop, and spice flavors. Not an especially balanced winter warmer. Fresh and intriguing, however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2004 bottle: Burnt orange hue with tiny amount of red tint. A decent sized head at first, but automatically breaks up to nothing. Some lacing occurs on the glass cup. Nose is slightly spiced and of malt. I was expecting a damn good winter beer since it was from Anderson Valley, but It was pretty ordinary of a standard for the style. Has a small personality of gnger, clove and vanilla that reminded me of club soda. I was looking for this beer for over a month and finally found a place that had there last 6 pack left.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Medium amber color with thin head. Many spices here, cloves, orange, and others. Doesn’t seem to blend all that well to me. Finish is dry and kind of sharp.


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