Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Seasonal. Boonville, CA. 6.9% ABV.
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a snifter. Pours a beautiful red-Amber to almost copper color with a thin white head. Smells are of caramel malt, dark fruits and vanilla. Carbonation is moderate to low with a medium body. Taste is very sweet and caramelly, with hints of black current, vanilla, raisins and allspice. Aftertaste is quite sweet with very little bitterness.
I am a HUGE fan of this, and can honestly say it is one of the best Christmas beers I have ever tasted. I immediately went out and bought another bottle and drank it the next day. Will be stocking up on this before it runs out!