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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
1,813 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
Ranking:
#8,609
Reviews:
732
Ratings:
1,813
pDev:
13.95%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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71
Gots:
257
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Photo of Ninersgirl
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeah_IPA
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like honey and has a syrupy feel to it.
Nice to enjoy on a winter night.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bsanderson323
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SicemWT
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jac391
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of safaricook
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

the vanilla tastes artificial to me. Otherwise it is a very well crafted beer that would work well with Christmas cookies. It is rather sweet but still drinks easily. Well done but not quite me cup of beer.

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Photo of lobos62
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LauraGG
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeEarsing
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper body with good carbonation, grayish-tan rocky head that suggests formidable hopping. Nutty, toasty, malt syrup, perfume soap nose. The flavor ranges from fruitcake to sweet raw dough to raisin, with mild baking spices thrown in throughout. Sweet. Nearly flat, medium body that is at once thick, velvety, syrupy, and fluffy.
Tasty for the first few sips before the unchecked malt flavors become cloying and gross. With a sidekick of some bitterness from either an herb, spice, or hops this could have been really tasty, as it was it was a sugar bomb.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rabbi72
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mmoriarty
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bb-magic
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,813 ratings
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