Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by KajII:
3.53/5 rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
[Best served in a Lager glass]
The pour was a murky reddish amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin film with a small collar and a little spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit (figs and dates) vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of vanilla and toffee right off with the finish being about the same except for hints of dark fruit and nutmeg towards the end. The flavor stuck around for an average time after the swallow, allowing the sweet fruity spice taste to linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a nice smooth creamy texture and a mild soft carbonation.
Overall a brew that smells as good as it tastes. It has the right blending of ingredients and flavors, making it quite an enjoyable drinking experience...
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2012 18:12:33 | More by KajII
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- Copper colored with frothy tan head.
S- Carmel malt & Vanilla creme. Pretty decent nose but nothing overwhelming.
T- Creamy carmel & vanilla similar to the nose. Toasted bread, cinnamon and some mild hops that add to the balance. Looking forward what this will do as it warms up a bit.
M- This is where the beer really shines. Creamy & smooth beer that is a good one to swish around.
O- Very tasty beer at a very reasonable price. Anderson Valley continues to produce solid products. Highly recommend giving it a try.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 22:38:41 | More by craft4mike
Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,366 ratings.