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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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2002 bottle
Appearance: Very brown cloudy with a tan head. Slight tinge of red when the light shines through.

Aroma: Pretty malty in the aroma, hop smell isn't pronounced.

Taste: Sweet caramel/vanilla flavor. Aftertaste is virtually nil. Very smooth. The caramel and vanilla flavor dominates. No other spices poke through in the taste.

Notes: Good beer. Not too high in alcohol, good dessert beer. I would think that a lemon pound cake, or an angel food cake with some whipped cream would make a great accompaniment to this beer.

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I'm of two minds concerning this beer. On the one hand, it is rather unique, but on the other hand, it just doesn't do much for me. Pours a dark amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma is malty, some hops and a unique piney smell. Mouthfeel is rather flat. Starts with malt and vanilla and moves to pine and hops. Not too much of an aftertaste strangely enough. Don't know if I'll come back to this again.

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Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,820 ratings
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