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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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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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SurlyDuff

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4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't expecting this to be a cream ale. Had on-tap at the BendBrewfest. Light orange hue, interesting for a cream ale. The gal had problems pouring it, foam everywhere.
Smelles a bit malty, noticable fruit, yet not too sweet.

Taste was great, unique even. A bit bready but surprised to taste hops and a nice bite. It wasn't the cream ale i was acccustomed to, but in a good way. Definitly taste the creaminess though.

Some may say its a bit intense for a cream, but its right up my alley. It didnt fit the cookie cutter standard for a cream, and Im giving it extra points for that. Don't see this one all to often here, but if it shows up, I'll jump on a 6-pack!

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2007 18:10:07 | More by SurlyDuff
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.