Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by alexkeil:
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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3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Popped the top and got a surprise burst of carbonation. As a result, I had an enormous head and a poorly poured beer, but despite that, the beer had a rich brown hue that resembles a light liquid caramel color, almost amber but not quite.
Smell is of malts, caramel, and some vanilla. Distinct sweetness to it like straight honey. Pleasant, but I wouldn't be sniffing this all night long. Taste is really like a cream soda. Lots of caramel and toffee and a hint of vanilla. It's a great summertime beer--easy to drink and different than what I expected, a good different. I'd like a little more hops in it, but that's just my personal opinion.
Wouldn't call this a staple beer, but it's worth a try.
Serving type: can
07-01-2014 03:13:14 | More by fannypakit
Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.