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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,167 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
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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danronian

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber, already unlike most summer brews I've had. The head is minimal and fades quickly but bubbles continue rising from the bottom of the pint glass.

Smells sweet and slightly of honey.

Malty taste with spice and an overwhelming vanilla extract flavor. Creamy in the mouth with a slightly hoppy finish.

Easy to drink them fast since the mouthfeel is so creamy and the vanilla taste comes at the end, making you want to take another sip to taste it again. A very unique brew and unlike any other summer beer I've ever tried.

The heavy body makes it a beer I wouldn't categorize as a "summer beer" but that also differentiates it from the rest in its category. Not a light beer by any means but quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 17:10:34 | More by danronian
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.