Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dodo2step:
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle.
A- love the bottle labeling. Pours a nice creamy nutmeg brown color with a decent head but it runs away from the top quickly.
S- we got some sweet fruity malts. Some nice clove or nutmeg spices as well. Smells of thick caramel come to the front and the back end has mild hops. Its like a caramel apple with nutmeg and clove thrown in on top.
T- a bready caramel flavor that pounds you in the mouth. Spices are more pronounced in the taste than in the smell. Very sugary and fruity. Cinnamon and brown sugar come to the palate after i have had a few more sips.
M- chewy and mouth popping. Full of flavor as far as sugar and malts go. The hops arent there but thats ok i still like the flavor.
D- other than spices it is pretty easy to put back. the spices come out and warm the throat but the after taste is all apice and it is good and bad to some extent. A tad too much.
I love this beer and will look to buy more of it.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2008 23:30:14 | More by Dodo2step
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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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