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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
good

1,129 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 58 | 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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alexkeil

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a beer I would have very often, nor is it a beer where I would drink more than one...but it is different which is good. An amber in color ale that is heavy on sweet malts and is flavored with vanilla....giving it a cream soda like after taste which is kind of fun. Its just tasty and there is something to say for that.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 01:07:21 | More by alexkeil
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.