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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 70 | 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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Zraly

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4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar glass. Rich, creamy foam sits atop of a clear amber elixir. Wonderful notes of vanilla, bread, and spice -- knocks the "smell" department out of the park.

Reminiscent of its big sibling Winter Solstice, this a fantastic seasonal for the malt heads among us. Creamy, slightly chewy, and a touch of spice...but oh-so easy to drink. Vanilla note is the dominant one. Bread and caramel round out the malt profile. Very little hop presence to speak of here. A bit more body than your standard summer seasonal. If you are familiar with cream soda and are a fan, then you've met your match in the beer world.

This is one summer seasonal I seek out every year. Drinking this like there is no tomorrow. An awesome summer session ale and a really unique seasonal. Aside from its limited release time, this is one of my favorites.

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 22:29:04 | More by Zraly
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.