RateBeer
overall
90
95
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Temptation's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (244) - - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (871) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2015
Fľaša. Jantárová farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladká, kávová, karamelová, jemne ovocná. Chuť sladká, čokoládová, jemne karamel, trošku červeného ovocia. Telo stredné, nasýtenosť vyššia. Nie zlé pivo, ale ... čosik tomu chýba.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rzymol (108) - - MAR 1, 2015
Bottlr. Pours deep copper with small white head which goes away too quickly. Aroma of cherry syrope and candy sugar, with light diacetyl in the background. No spices are present at all. Taste is sweet with butterish and sticky feeling. Taste of artificially flavoured syrope. I have no idea why this one is supposed to have anything to do with winter time? It is way too sweet and buttered to be enjoyable. Surprisingly AV dissapointed me on this one - maybe this batch went wrong/

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (49) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
355ml bottle. Brown with small cream head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and cookie dough. Sweet butterscotch taste with light herbal bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Cloudy amber appearance. My god this is good one of the better winter beers I have had including anchor and fezziwig. Only thing is the unfiltered tends to bother my stomach. Tasty brew hints of almond vanilla orange cinnamon and cherry.Easy drinking a real treat well done. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1219) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours hazy copper with low off white head. Aroma is spices, malts, caramel, bread and some citrus. Flavor is hops, malts, dried fruits, raisin, syrup and bread. Spices too. Nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Dark color. Weak carbonation almost no foam. Cinnamon, caramel, ginger, cardamom and a little pepper to taste and aroma. Very unusual. Great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (250) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Taste is sweet, sickly artificial maple syrup. The palate is creamy but there’s nothing saving this for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasty beer. Slightly sweet floral aroma. Malty smooth and complex. I need some more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1306) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pour is a nice Amber copper with lacy head. Ok this will be short. This tastes like graham crackers. Smells like and tastes like graham crackers. Sweet sweet graham crackers. And graham crackers. Seriously. Sticky and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
It was good. caramel, toffee dominant. Nice smooth flavors. Flavor falls a little flat towards the end. It’s a good beer. Better than expected.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 109


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50