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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,181 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 37
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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mastodonj

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4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

it's taken me a while to figure out this beer, not sure I have yet.
it's a lot like the Winter Solstice which I haven't had in months
but still, I believe this is a warmer weather, more drinkable version of that beer.

deep tea color, not red but a dark amber
smallish head but lacing sticks around
smell is complex: malty, hoppy and caramel(?)

taste has a great hoppy but malty combination. the hops are
low key enough that the bitterness is very subtle.

feel has the "creamy" that lives up to the name

overall, this is a great beer. it is complex enough but mellow enough to keep you coming back for more.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 01:19:45 | More by mastodonj
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.