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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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1,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 34
Gots: 64 | 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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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle courtesy of CaptainRedBeard in a recent BIF, gracias! Pours a slightly hazed, light amber color with a large cap of creamy off-white foam. Retention is decent and lacing just ok.

Nose is malty and similar to the wonderful Winter Solstice. Some signature yeast bread and mild fruit aromas. Creamy and sweet. This beer, along with its winter offering, just smell damn near perfect to me...I love it!

Damn this beer is tasty, so creamy and rich. Smooth and silky sweet. Malt lovers dream, biscuity and caramel malt with no toastiness. Just a mild touch of bittering hops give it a short, clean finish. If I could get this in Tx, I would buy this by the case...are you listening AV?

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 00:09:17 | More by twiggamortis420
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4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
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This is probably the best cream ale I've ever had.

Pours a clear amber, with a 1.5 inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Awesome!

The taste is similar, very creamy vanilla taste, coupled with a crisp, almost lager-ish feel, even though I know this is a cream ale. Very little hop character, just great spicing that turns the typical lemony wheat summer style on its head. Vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee galore, but not so overpowering- keeping it light and summer. It's truly alcoholic cream soda.

Light bodied, mouthfeel starts creamy but ends fairly crisp. There is a high level of carbonation.

This was awesome, one of the more inventive cream ales I've ever had.

Serving type: can

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.