Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rosey amber with a an off-white head about half an inch, slow dissipation.
Figs, cinnamon and cloves in the nose.
Caramel, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and some cherry and almond sweetness. A bit of hop character later in the taste.
Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
This is a pretty good ale and, considering I don't normally care for winter warmers, a really nice beer to have in that style to me. I like it more than most of WWs I've had and would probably have it again.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 01:33:58 | More by Cylinsier
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3.5/5 rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Samuel Adams glass it's head disappeared quickly. Color was deep amber with a faint chocolate and raisin odor. Taste was pretty much the same with a slightly bitter taste of unsweetened chocolate. Mouth feel was thick like porter or stout and low carbonation. I didn't like the spices so I won't try this again.
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 03:27:07 | More by hopmashian
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a six pack from a local store here in Springfield. Beer poured with a very dark brown-amber and cloudy appearance with a thick head that dissipated quickly with thin lacing on the sides. Powerful noise of vanilla, cinnamon, and a buttery caramel flavor. The taste had more of a bitter citrus flavor than I could smell mixed with some bready malts. The mouthfeel was creamy, which definitely made this a very relaxing, almost dessert-like drink for the evening. Definitely a great winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 03:25:44 | More by fitzy84
Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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