Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,357 | Reviews: 674 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,357 ratings.