Standing Stones Winter Solstice
WE RATE IT: 3.75 / 5
Every summer beer should have an equal and opposite winter beer, and Lymestone's Standing Stones Winter Solstice proves that fact nicely.
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Standing Stones Winter Solstice Malt Beer Review

It as often been said that light, breezy summer beers should have a darker, richer winter beer version, and Lymestone Brewery have given it a go with their wintery version of the popular Standing Stones Summer Solstice beer.

Standing Stones Winter Solstice - Bottle and Pour

Brewed with chocolate malt and olicana hops, a strange choice given their citrus fruit flavour profile, this beer is a very interesting winter ale that compliments their summer version wonderfully.

This is a new addition to Lymestone's lineup of brews for 2022 and if you like a winter ale then it's certainly worth trying to get your hands on a few - follow the links in this post to buy direct from Lymestone.

Standing Stones Winter Solstice: Taste Test

Chocolate in aroma with the maltiness of the chocolate malts coming to the fore also. It's very similar to chocolate Horlick's which is not a bad thing, but not what you expect a beer to smell like. It pours light and thin, looking like a porter but with a thinner mouthfeel and texture that is more like a lighter ale.

Standing Stones Winter Solstice Untappd Review

The flavour is smooth and malty, with a chocolate flavour that is not as intense as I expected but brings a touch of sweetness to the profile that's welcome in the face of the malt. Some very fragile fruitiness to it but it's only a whisp before it's gone and the chocolate malt takes over. There is a sweet aftertaste but mainly malty and a little dry.

Standing Stones Winter Solstice: Bottle Notes

Moving away from their standard label designs with this one, Lymestone have chosen to showcase the standing stones of Stonehenge, the most popular of all the henges.

This is the nighttime version of the Standing Stones Summer Solstice label which features the same design, but in the daylight.

The blue night sky with the stars and the silhouettes of the stones makes it quite a striking label, along with the stone-style banner and inscribed font.

Buy Standing Stones Winter Solstice Winter Ale

Get a slab of 12 of them from Lymestone for £27.50, about £2.29 a bottle.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Beer Bio
Chocolate, malt, smooth, light, thin
. Winter Ale
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