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RATINGS: 1050   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (634) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at the local pub in Stilly, Ok. Much surprising and lighter than it looks.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Clear red-mahogany color with a small light tan head. Nutmeg, spice, light floral notes, some light breadiness. Quite sweet, touch of bitterness and spiciness. Chewy, medium body, pretty darn long finish, that dries out towards the end. Alcohol is not terribly present. Quite good. Very neatly balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3546) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (240) - - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a dark amber body with a thin head. Nice amlty aroma. Very nice and sweet taste of sugars with malty tones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TychoJames (176) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (337) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
A tasty brew. Rich and dense...Notes of spice and rich malt with burnt sugar pepper the nose. Taste is malty with elements of cereal, spice and sweet carrots. Finish is a slight sticky caramel and chocolate....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2256) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Cinnamon, spice, caramel aromas. Very spicy, licorice, caramel, Dr Pepper flavors. Alright, but just not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blogmeabeer (19) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Orange brown with short pale head. Sweet spicy aromas with som dried fruit. Very sweet tasting, dried fruits, spices, vanilla. Sweet and nice winter warmer. I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
86Moose (62) - - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a deep amber hue. A warm, spicy beer perfect for a midwestern winter.....even though brewed.in northen California.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4492) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-12-12 Göteborg AR: bready, ripe dark fruits, pruns, rasins, dust, caramel AP: amber, wee frothy ofwhite head F: fizzy, watery, barrel infused, caramel, figs Marcus:3,0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a nice hazy amber color with a small tan bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malts, vanilla, caramel, and light holiday spices. Taste follows the nose pretty well. It has a spicy feel to it and is a good winter beer to warm you up. I actually have always had it bottled, but this rating is from the canned version.


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