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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,412 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 41
Gots: 69 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

buzzedup, Saturday at 07:54 PM
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

This is a GREAT fall/winter beer! It tastes like an adult cream soda!

twistwrist, Thursday at 12:07 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

KevinDixonBeer, Oct 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

hazelash, Oct 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Liquered_up, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle--2014 and fresh.
A yearly favorite, this fine ale pours a brownish red with a nice medium off white head and
some great lacing. Nose of vanilla, fresh baked bread, caramel, and light cinnamon. Flavors
are as always VERY nice. Sweet malts to the front and sides and a nice bready background.
Vanilla and light cinnamon blend in harmony with a light hop balance that gives way to a very
nice mouth feel that is moderately carbonated and highly drinkable with a sweet aftertaste.
An ale that is the better sum of it's parts, THIS is the one I look forward to every single year.
As a side note this bottle ages nicely for a few years producing even greater depth of
character. A must for the experienced as well as the inexperienced.

CHEERS!

Brutaltruth, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

dshansen1184, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

hurshybear, Oct 01, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

LennyBound, Sep 28, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%

Reimermz, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

1jstafan, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

killcore, Sep 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

templar316, Sep 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%

rgirl, Sep 18, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

PittBeerGirl, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

maxcoinage, Sep 15, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

KG710, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

BeccaH, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, dark, cloudy, mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Toasted malt, freshly baked bread, brown sugar, caramel, some floral notes of clover and hops.

Taste: Beautiful! Very toasty and bready up front, like toasted English muffins, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, some black pepper, coriander, and just a hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. Some good carbonation to slightly tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.9%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent beer, and another one from Anderson Valley!! I love the toasty/malty flavor backed with the caramel. I’m definitely getting some more of this!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,412 ratings.