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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Winter Solstice Seasonal AleWinter Solstice Seasonal Ale

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winter Solstice® is our take on the classic style of “winter warmer.” Boasting a deep amber hue and rich mouthfeel, its creamy finish will lift your spirits. Hints of toffee, spice, and caramel tease the senses making this the perfect ale to share with friends and family during the cold days and long nights of winter.

Added by maxpower on 11-18-2001

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Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a near clear reddish brown brew.

Smell is mostly malt and spices. Very sweet smelling, the fruit is there but not real strong.

Taste is shockingly sweet! This is a MALT BOMB, not the bit you get in most brews, almost like a Sammiclaus. A bit of hop bitterness is there but this just screams MALT!

Fairly thick.

Drinkable? Good question, it is a unique brew. Not something I would drink often but a good beer to show the flavor of malt.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actual (and funny) quote from the GF...
"It tastes like a candle. A Yankee candle"

This one pours a slightly hazy copper with red highlights.

Hard to pick out the aroma, even warming up it's rather mild.
A bit of sour apple, caramel apple. Then as it warms up, a wave of vanilla hits and doesn't relent. Vanilla galore! (maybe thats the candle the misses tasted?)

Sweet bread, cinnamon, allspice. Fruity esters. Very very smooth. Great mouthfeel. Not overly malty or anything, a real good drinker.

Aftertaste is great, makes me want another.

In all a very good winter warmer. Not killer alcohol, but it warms me up anyway. Smooth and just the right sweetness.

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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,819 ratings
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