Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,808 Ratings
Winter Solstice Seasonal AleWinter Solstice Seasonal Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,808
Reviews:
730
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
255
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2006 release - 12oz bottle.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark amber color with a nice beige head.

The nose is malt and raisins. A great fruit presence to it and a little spice.

A great caramel taste to it. The raisin is more toned down and replaced with vanilla and spices. Definitely taste like a winter beer. I was shocked to see that this beer was 6.9% alcohol too. I didn't pick up on it at all.

Not an amazing beer but a very drinkable one. I wouldn't mind having a case of this lying around to get through the cold winter.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange body, with some decent size carbonation bubbles. Big, airy bubbly beige head, popping as I watch. I do like a head that you can dent. Nose is a big bouquet of floral hops. Burst of malt sweetness kicks off the taste, then spices and a big shot of hops come swooping in, and finally vanilla, which sticks around as the dominate after-taste. Mouthfeel seems a little too fizzy, but that declines with warmth. I don't see this as a "great with meals" beer, but makes for an interesting sipper or dessert brew.

Upon further review: 2-28-03. After finishing the second half of the sixpack this week, I will just add that the "cream soda" references are dead on. And that this goes better with food than I thought initially.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,808 ratings.
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