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RATINGS: 1028   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 15, 2002
lots of vanilla and or maple syrup - can’t figure out which - maybe a bit too much? reddish brown in color. fair amount of malt - not much hops, little on the sweet side. some spice too - nutmeggy. re-rate - too much #$@# vanilla.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarleyandVine (36) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Solid head with malty aroma. Malt forward flavor with cinnamon and possibly coreander. Is that vanilla? #gacraft #gabeer #beer #craftbeer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4959) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber with a medium head. Quite a lot of vanilla in this one. Also toffee, dried fruit, some light spices and notes of alcohol. A descent one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2137) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from SB. Dark amber with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt fruit, spice and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1103) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Can. Pours a brownish amber with a thin spotty layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of spice and malt with some caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1325) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Melkesjokolade, kakao , nøtter, brendt karamell og maltlukt. Smaker mest søtt men med en lett bitter avslutning. Som lukt sjokolade og nøttesmak. Fyldig. Kort. Medium kullsyre

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (380) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Love this beer. Not too sweet, and no bitter. Reddish caramel color and slightly burnt spicy caramel aroma. Smooth slightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spice. A must try.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a dark amber. Has a faint aroma of malts and spices. A strong malt, caranel, spices, and vanilla. A lingering taste from the winter spices.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HULK777 (408) - - NOV 25, 2014
Nice toffee aroma; cream, syrup, butter, and almonds. Very similar taste, extremely sweet with a vanilla and toffee aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1105) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
@ Havregatan 141124. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget (25:-). Fruity and malty, caramely and spicy, sweet with vanilla, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter, malty and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1340) - 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.


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