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RATINGS: 1019   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (227) - - FEB 19, 2013
Dark colour, as a strong tea, with reddish nuances. Beige head, well carbonated, shortlasting. Earthy aromas, to caramel and brown sugar, some spices as cinnamon or muscat nuts. Very nice taste, to nuts, caramel and a spicy touch. Watery texture and a decreasing and smooth finish. I like it.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1333) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a finger of head on a hazy dark straw body. The aroma is caramel and The taste has a malty sweet start, mild lemon bitter, spices in the middle and finishes with a short sweet note. The texture is smooth. It has a great balance and warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bphicks123 (3) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Pour is a copper amber with very minimal head. Aroma is mostly floral with small hints of spice. Taste is very good overall but less flavorful/ rich than others.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MSBrindbergs (409) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörk rödbrun vätska med smutsvitt skum. Doftar torkad frukt och kola. Smakar detsamma men med en lite spritig efterton. Eftersmaken är inte den bästa, men överlag en fin vinteröl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1932) - 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 (5699) - 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 (1140) - 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 (446) - 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 (836) - 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 (2164) - 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.


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