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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
good

1,174 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 73 | 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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Pipmeister

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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this a few times before but decided to review it tonight since we've been picking it up in cans.

Forgot how good and easy drinking this beer is. It pours a really nice copper color, not alot of head however. The smell is definitely sweet and the cream does come through in the nose alittle bit of roastiness as well. And...the taste is pretty much exactly as it smells. Up front sweetness but not cloying with a taste of slightly toasted marshmallow on the backend. Great mouthfeel with good carbonation, not too thick considering it says it's a cream beer. Having this one in cans is definitely gonna make it a summer time thirst quencher. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 05:35:51 | More by Pipmeister
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.