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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

Nekronos' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, - JAN 30, 2013
Quite strong in acloholic taste. VEry heav features but some sweet character in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours cloudy copper. Nose is treacle, Raisins, molasses, brown sugar, Madeira. Plenty of body. Sweet molasses flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (326) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pour is a dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is a light malt and spice. Taste is very crisp and clean with a wash of spice. Finish is warm and dry. Very good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeTheRocker (18) - Gävle, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Bought at Systembolaget, Orminge jan-15 and consumed at a party in Gävle last night. This is truly one of the best beers I have tasted. Sooo smooth, perfect bitterness (that’s medium for me), light spicy and sweet. A close to pefect one this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (145) - Livorno, ITALY - MAY 30, 2015
Versa di colore ambrato, con buona limpidezza; la schiuma è leggera, candida. L’aroma è di dolce malto caramellato, vaniglia, spezie, frutta matura. Al palato è molto dolce, caramello mou, frutta matura, presenza di spezie, prugna, frutti di bosco (lampone, ribes). Finale maltato e lieve carbonazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2202) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Nice amber color. Aroma has toffee, nuts, vanilla and caramel. Taste has lots of sweet caramel, vanilla pudding and some hazelnut. Finish has also delicious vanilla and caramel notes. Nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1447) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón rojiza con un dedo de espuma blanca, que permanece bastante bien. Malta y caramelo en el aroma, pan. Maltas, caramelo, y toques frutales. Final bastante seco y amargo. Buena winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (194) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
I have a morroon in my glass - at least in terms of color! Very nice and more autumn than winter ;--) The aroma is full of toffee, caramel and locorice, a combination most Dutch love! The flavor offered by this nicely carbonated beer bursts of again toffee, caramel and licorice, nicely accompanied by some black berries and a spicy hint of cinnamon that keeps on burning long after the last sip. One of the incredible ’unhoppy’ beers of the US.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (131) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
Bottled - Deep amber colour with a creamy beige lacing head. Caramel and nutty malt on the nose with nice resinous hops. Taste is toffee, biscuit, clove, raisin and a bit of vanilla. medium to full body, lively carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Smooth and sweet finish. Great christmas ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Big offwhite head. Clear amber body with almost boiling carbonation. Nutty raisiny aroma with buttery toffee notes. Sweet syrupy raisiny taste with earthy cardboardy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish cardboardy raisiny buttery aftertaste with perfumy vanilla notes. Gah. The vanilla is just awful. (0.355l bottle, I have no idea where from.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a brown-red with a minimal white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts and spice. Flavor of malt, nut and light fruitiness.

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