Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.88/5 rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a sturdy beer mug, the head couldn't be more perfect: rises at a mid-level pace, light tan (white, with light brown highlights), fair retention. A thin collar of lace clings to the glass. The body is dark, translucent amber. Smell: Subtle drop of vanilla extract, slight grassy hop presence and caramel maltiness on the finish. Taste: Ah, nice kick of creamy vanilla upfront, encompassing my entire palate, the middle brings out the vanilla even more by being balanced out against a black peppery hop profile, and some soft malt sweetness. The finish is a powder sugar sweetness, as the vanilla is all played out, and very thin hop bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, plenty carbonated. Great summer beer, better than the usual summer (read: boring) offerings from otherwise awesome breweries.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2005 05:19:02 | More by RootedFool
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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