Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Winter Solstice Seasonal AleWinter Solstice Seasonal Ale

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very good

1,559 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,559
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 61
Gots: 126 | 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:
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(Beer added by: maxpower on 11-18-2001)
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Photo of delta490
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a barely clouded copper with a creamy white head that settles down to almost nothing. The aroma malty and light, with hints of caramel, and some light spice notes. The flavor is nice, and close to the taste notes, with hints of toffee, fruits, spices, and caramel. It's not a huge amount of any one flavor and not particularly deep, but all together it is quite enjoyable. The body has a nice weight to it and a nice smooth finish.

Photo of Hopyard57
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cbuckl14
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Goro326
4/5  rDev +3.1%

This beer is heavy enough to be a winter, but very easy to drink as well.

Photo of Syncro-Vox
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of M_J_Z
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Had this on draft last night at The Hourglass Brewery in Longwood, Florida.

I enjoyed it, but it's missing the crispness/bite that make others of the style really good. (For example, Cigar City's Winter Warmer.) Granted, CC'S WW has a higher ABV, but it's the same style as Anderson Valley's. AV's version also seemed a little thin, though it wasn't watery or anything.

This could use a little more "punch," but its very drinkable. Not quite a 4-star beer, IMO, but I'm thinking it's somewhere in the 3.5-3.75 range. I would order it again.

Photo of ncherf
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of tmryan21
4.15/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HGCanizares
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jelu31
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of flyingPharmacist
3.88/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rawfish
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattyrubes
3.84/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Pjm48
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of LouieBreschi
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Dbstillerfan
4.5/5  rDev +16%

A great winter beer with a caramel file and slight hints of spice. I could drink this year round.

Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,559 ratings.