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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

1,609 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,609
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 57
Gots: 154 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 11-18-2001

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kelsietate
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent winter warmer style ale. The spices are a little on the sweet side here, and there is a sugar & spice feel that can be a little overwhelming. Definitely a solid body and high maltiness here.

Photo of NappyB
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buzz3d
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of classixIII
2.91/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkable but just an average Winter Ale. Extremely light on the nose lightly spiced.

Photo of YetiMaas
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

S - apple juice, caramel

Photo of Sebas
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nelsonracite
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best seasonal ale of the year for me.

Photo of SamuelR
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Inglum515
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeroc
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutBoi
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-Land
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpectrePLUS
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just aw'ight. Taste kind of lingers... Not great, but I'll finish the two singles I bought.

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

Photo of huysmans
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

why does the review say option then require me to write something?

Photo of seedyone
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Plain & simple & really good, slightly spiced ale. The creamy head disappeared quickly leaving no lacing. Nose did not match the full flavor. If there is a down side it would be a lack of body. There was some, but for a winter brew I'd like something substantial. When all is said & done, I look forward to next winter.

Photo of Crafty_Growler
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,609 ratings.