RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L and 80L), Munich (20L)

HOPS:
Northern Brewer, Liberty

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle poured into pint glass. Golden-red clear liquid with tall, fluffy tan head that leaves sticky sheets on the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, vanilla, winter spice, citrus, and fruity esters. Flavors begin with malt-forward sweetness, esters, toffee and caramel, are supported by a mild hop bitterness, and finishes with spice and lingering sweetness. Full bodied, creamy, thick texture, soft carbonation, and a little booziness on the finish.


3.2
Beamer (134) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Bitterzoet winterbier, ondanks het relatief lage alcohol percentage best goede body. Uiteindelijk toch een beetje dun. Bittere smaak verdwijnt snel.

3.5
fadosolrela (12) - - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Nez alcoolisé, contrastant abec une bière douce, maltée, caramélisée, fines bulles. Agréable à boire.

4.2
foodgazer (39) - MALAYSIA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Wow. Very good. Lovely rich almost wheat-like taste. Really very very good.

3.2
Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours ruddy amber with light beige head and substantial lacing. Nose of bread crust, caramel, allspice, and cinnamon. Bready malt with spices (allspice and clove) upfront followed by caramel and some subtle cinnamon and licorice in the finish. Lighter body than expected.

3.9
BarleyMonger6 (17) - - DEC 11, 2017
Wow. It what I expected. DAMN fine beer. Gorgeous color and head almost no aroma though. Amazing maltiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
HourGlass13 (1097) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Amber colored pour, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, some spice with hints of vanilla, toffee. Taste is caramel, some dark fruits with notes of toffee. Some what Candy like, raisin and some spices. Not bad.

2.8
Quick3Beers (1505) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pours a rich brown from a tap, off white head with some lacing. Aroma is a general sweet caramel malt with a light nondescript spice. On the mouth there are notes of milk chocolate up front and on the finish. In the middle, cinnamon? Maybe nutmeg? Different, definitely sweet, overly so for my taste. Okay beer.

3.4
ttoadee (1659) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Nice dark amber pour, finger of khaki foam. Nide is cherries and caramel. Middle is more of the same, with some Northern Brewer bitterness. Finish is a little sweet and warm.

3.5
Evolutionary (539) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Can from Greg g. Nose is spice and color is like an amberbock. Body is medium and tastes with dark fruit and sweet with spice and caramel. Decent seasonal but not amazing.sweet malt throughout.

3.5
melush (4957) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
35,5cl Bottle @ Cervezas Online.com, Massalfassar, Spain. Amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malt, sweet, toffee, fruits. Taste is malt, caramel, hints of raisins and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.


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