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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,004 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1004
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.08%


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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Mcculler

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty, transparent amber under a white head that quickly dissipates to a slim ring that leaves no lacing.

Smells of vanilla, cream, nutty woodiness.

Taste echoes smell - light sweetness that becomes apparent as vanilla and finishes with a woody twang. Nuts in there somewhere.

Creamy, not quite syrupy but almost - carbonation a bit light.

Yes a cream soda in beer form but nicely done if a little underwhelming. Could use more carbonation if this is trying to be a summer session beer. As is, neither interesting enough nor light enough to drink more than one and a half at a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 01:36:16 | More by Mcculler
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.