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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Winter Solstice Seasonal AleWinter Solstice Seasonal Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,481 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,481
Reviews: 683
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 52
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 11-18-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

Dark and malty.with a nose that evokes holiday fruit cake and sweet breads. Flavors ate surprisingly deep, with dark fruits and a hint of pumpernickel and caramel. Spices frame the more prominent flavors, staying in the background and not getting in the way (as it should be!). Bread pudding made with dark rum and dark bread comes to mind.

Test is a big player. Lots of bread dough in this one.

Full body with a gooth tooth to it.

logicalparadox, Yesterday at 04:36 AM
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4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel and
The taste has a malty sweet start, mild lemon bitter, spices in the middle and finishes with a short sweet note.
The texture is smooth.
It has a great balance and warmth.

Fatehunter, Monday at 03:03 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Excellent. Not too malty, not too hoppy, not too sweet. Perfect winter beer.

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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,481 ratings.