Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by yesyouam:
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale is a super clear and sparkling copper ale with a super dense, off white head that leaves outstanding lacing. It has a soft, grainy, pretzely aroma with some citrus in it. It's full bodied, soft and squishy. The finish is long and dries the tongue up. It's chewy and gritty. It's heavy and loaded with flavor. It has the deep, bready tones of a doppelbock, but the fruitiness of some kind of strong ale. There are flavors of prune and wood resin and an aftertaste of dried fruit. This is a serious winter warmer that's edging toward a barley wine.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 19:43:39 | More by yesyouam
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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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