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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 74 | 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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thepliceisright

Virginia

1.93/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 oz can.

Poured a nice copper color, with a tan head, noticed a lot of carbonation.

Definitely smelled malty, with hints of fruit, and slight spice. Smelled creamy, which is something that I would expect from a beer like this. Absolutely no hops come through.

I don't know if I had an older can or what, but the taste was more along the lines of a less watered down malt liquor, with a slight hop taste in the end. No fruity, creamy taste that I would have expected from the smell.

The mouthfeel was watery and over-carbed.

Overall, I was really disappointed. Like I said above, I don't know if I had an older can, or a bad batch? I would really like to try this again, because the reviews of this beer are decent, and I think I'll give this a second chance. The taste was nothing like the aroma, which was promising.

Serving type: can

04-29-2012 23:08:35 | More by thepliceisright
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.