Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down but never completely faded away and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong and interesting aromas of brown sugar, caramel, nutmeg, toffee and vanilla in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a bit of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is definitely very drinkable compared to others in the style and has some interesting aromas and flavors.
04-11-2012 01:46:16 | More by metter98
4.73/5 rDev +21.9%
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.
04-06-2012 22:43:31 | More by RudeElf
4/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
03-19-2012 01:18:28 | More by superspak
Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,389 ratings.