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RATINGS: 1086   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
bottle. Cooper ale w/ sweet and warming tongue followed by a dessert/holiday spice linger. Vanilla. Quite nice and remains easy to drink.


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 (290) - 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

3.6
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarageBrewer80 (102) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
Flaska från SB. Klar ljusbrun färg med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av söt pepparmint. Söt medelfyllig kropp. Smak av mjuk pepparkaka, julkryddor, pumpa och brun malt. På tok för sliskig för min smak.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 20, 2015
10.09.14 store label. Poured from a 12 oz can into a tumbler on 11.20.14. A: Caramel, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts. A: 1 1/2 finger off-white head. See through red body. T: Caramel, molasses, and cherry dominate. Cinnamon and sticky bun are subtle. P: Smooth at first, then crisp and bubbly. O: This winter warmer outperforms others, for sure. It’s complex, a little on the sweet side, but it’s balanced by the cinnamon.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1304) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (48) - 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.


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