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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,162 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as “cream soda for adults”. The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2005)
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JayTheFinn

California

2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Had one of these on tap at Alisal Cellars in Solvang, CA.

A - Light brown look with a tiny head.
S - Smells like tea.
T - Tastes like an unsweetened iced tea. Too chalky. With the tea, some raisins, and caramel flavors all happening at once it's very conflicting.
M - Medium to high.
D - Tough to get down cuz of all the flavors randomly bombarding your tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2006 23:44:57 | More by JayTheFinn
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As America's beer making roots steered away from German authenticity and into an indigenous world all its own, the taste of warm fermented lager gives distinguished taste with all its quirks, rusticity and charm. Anderson Valley brewers are here to help us to not forget those wobbly stepping stones.

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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