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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
87
very good

1,357 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,357
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 56 | 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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RudeElf

Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe a hard day at work made this all the more enjoyable for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Poured a hazy dark amber. With a 2 finger tan head.

Smells of vanilla.

Very creamy mouthfeel, mellow sweetness, but not too sweet with lots of caramel. Vanilla.

Overall, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 22:43:31 | More by RudeElf
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

04-03-2012 22:44:12 | More by mikepcarney
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-03-2012 02:22:55 | More by Mudawg
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MikeW51


3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-31-2012 22:53:05 | More by MikeW51
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-31-2012 22:50:50 | More by BigTrubble
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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-28-2012 22:47:50 | More by gleemonger
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-24-2012 10:47:26 | More by jrfehon33
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours hazy red-orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, brown sugar, toasted malt, dark fruit, and light spices. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, toffee, biscuit, molasses, raisin, fig, light chocolate, nutmeg, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, biscuit, and spices on the finish for a bit. Nice and enjoyable balance of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden at 6.9% with only a slight warming after the finish. Very smooth to drink as well. Overall this is a very nice and enjoyable winter warmer offering. Plenty of enjoyable and balanced flavors.

Serving type: can

03-19-2012 01:18:28 | More by superspak
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-18-2012 06:25:47 | More by deonreds
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-17-2012 21:02:04 | More by jrpapajcik
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-16-2012 01:41:18 | More by robieobie1
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abmhighrise


4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-11-2012 02:24:55 | More by abmhighrise
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mccorjf54

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-10-2012 21:31:07 | More by mccorjf54
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-05-2012 00:26:48 | More by DrFunkenstein
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reeemer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-04-2012 06:21:06 | More by reeemer
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-03-2012 03:25:35 | More by rydev24
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-03-2012 01:00:08 | More by HamGlade10
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MaxAdvo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-02-2012 21:15:47 | More by MaxAdvo
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rofflesjr


5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-02-2012 00:52:29 | More by rofflesjr
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-28-2012 23:29:34 | More by BugTownPub
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-27-2012 02:00:57 | More by chasmandocharles
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MeadGuyfromMD

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-21-2012 06:01:17 | More by MeadGuyfromMD
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CraftVA

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Distinct amber coloring with a white head about a finger-width thick. Some lacing.

S – Sweet spicy nose with hints of vanilla and malts

T – Warm, vanilla flavor with the spices really coming through. Caramel on the finish.

M – Smooth and creamy, very drinkable and enjoyable.

O – This is one of the best winter spiced beers, it has a great balance of flavor and spice.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:02:31 | More by CraftVA
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-20-2012 00:27:32 | More by dgeebs07
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BeakDabbler

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-17-2012 04:31:40 | More by BeakDabbler
Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,357 ratings.