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RATINGS: 979   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, vanilla sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100109]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and light roasted beadish malty. Sweet caramelish, toffee and roasted breadish flavoured. Mild sweet, roasted and light vanilla note into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, spices, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head. Intense caramel aroma with some hoppy touches. Medium body, sweet caramel, overripe fruit and a little nuts. Notes of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and perhaps a little orange peel. Subdued bitterness in the finish. 090110

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle (2004 vintage). Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is very toffeeish, some berries and slightly caramel malts and hoppy. Flavour is a real fudge bomb along with orange, vanilla and some hops. A very nice beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle at Green Lion, Malmö. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, grass, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spicy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
Chestnut brown. Vanilla aroma. Rather malty, mnedium bodied, big lingering vanilla flavour, balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some spicy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some spicy hints. Has a sweetish malty spciy caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Draught at Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas
Cloudy amber color with creamy head. Fruity aroma, some apples and light spices. Sweetish flavor, some malt, lightly fruity and spicy; low apparent bitterness.
Uncomplicated beer, easy to drink; some may find it sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, fruity notes and hops.


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