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RATINGS: 1016   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, - MAR 1, 2013
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, copper colour with a firm medium-sized and tanned foamy head. Caramel-malty, spicy and mildly berry-fruity aroma. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a modest carbonation. Cara-malty taste with notes of berries, milk chocolate and a spicy touch of cinnamon and vanilla; mildly sweet-bitter finish with balanced fruity and spicy accents; especially the latter are lingering into the aftertaste. Stylewise not my cup of tea, but this one works for me. 01.III.13


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1889) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours Amber with no head. Aroma is spicy and floral. Aroma is malty sweet also. Flavor follows. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5700) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy, dark Amber with a small amber. Sweet and vinous aroma with dried fruits; figs and raisins. Sweet and creamy with kquorice, brown sugar and raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1137) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Malty, warming, spicy, amber copper colour, medium beige head, lacing. Noticable sweetness, soft bite, warming. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (441) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 19/11-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Toffee, caramel, notes of vanilla, some fruitiness. Taste: Toffee, caramel, sweet, notes of vanilla. Body is medium, toffee, caramel and notes of vanilla in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdunseth (20) - ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle November 2014. Pretty similar in depth of flavors to Anderson Valley's summer seasonal. Lots going on here with a smooth, malty finish. Recommended, but only once in a long while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (832) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med två fingrar högt skum. Kryddig och lite tvålig arom. Skamrik, karamellig och mjuk munkänsla. Lätt eldighet i eftersmaken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2162) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Pours clear copper with a finger of thick white, off-white head. Aroma of rye bread, clove, spices, orange zest. Taste is very sweet, slightly licorice-y, light bitter finish. Light, smooth body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (159) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Luktar söt vanilj. Smakar karamell. Len och mjuk. Lättdrucken.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (311) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Flaska från systemet - Röd till färgen med nästan vitt skum. En doft som påminner om bröd. Väldigt söt i smaken, nästan som godis. Hade det funnits lite mer beska för att balansera upp detta så hade det varit en fullpott.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiffNilsson (248) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Ljusbrun vätska med medelstor krona. Doften är maltig med toner av karamell och kakao. Smaken är tämligen söt med smak av oboy. Okej men inte mycket mer


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