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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,235 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 43
Gots: 91 | 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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elNopalero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

This pours a copper color in the glass.
There’s a malt-forward aroma, to the disappointment of someone expecting a “lighter” beer for the summer seasonal. Same with the flavor—it comes across with a taste of light caramel, obscuring a hop kick which would lighten the beer for my enjoyment. Is this an amber ale? Nevermind, I read it’s labeled a cream ale. Still too heavy in my opinion. It felt more like a fall drinker, even in foggy San Francisco.

09-01-2014 06:09:53 | More by elNopalero
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-01-2014 04:14:48 | More by lupercmda
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ktorsneyweir


4.56/5  rDev +23.9%

09-01-2014 00:08:43 | More by ktorsneyweir
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-30-2014 19:38:43 | More by Hellpop65
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Jefe76


3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

08-29-2014 07:24:54 | More by Jefe76
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Caddant

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-27-2014 19:48:00 | More by Caddant
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HannahMayJune

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +35.9%

Deliciously smooth and creamy.. "Cream soda" flavor. Feels full but not heavy, thus a nice warm or cold weather beer for my taste. I wish I could have this more.

08-27-2014 01:55:17 | More by HannahMayJune
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madstoutmonkee

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Light, amber color. Citrus, but more complex than some summer brews, with notes of apricot. A tad sweet and crisp on the tongue.

08-26-2014 21:13:35 | More by madstoutmonkee
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-26-2014 16:46:57 | More by Halfbrother83
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-26-2014 01:09:22 | More by RummyRedbeard
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-23-2014 23:25:18 | More by ZachRusk
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twkirkby

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-23-2014 21:35:18 | More by twkirkby
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LakerLeith

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-22-2014 11:45:15 | More by LakerLeith
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Knobs303

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2014 05:26:13 | More by Knobs303
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KLG

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

08-22-2014 01:43:57 | More by KLG
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aj_tuna

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-21-2014 21:02:03 | More by aj_tuna
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

08-20-2014 00:49:16 | More by Mpenders
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Findmefishing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-19-2014 15:28:19 | More by Findmefishing
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mstanczak

Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

08-18-2014 01:46:58 | More by mstanczak
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Elguero1

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

08-17-2014 02:25:51 | More by Elguero1
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CHJohns3

Georgia

4.12/5  rDev +12%

08-16-2014 23:42:49 | More by CHJohns3
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jazzface78

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-16-2014 22:33:39 | More by jazzface78
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-16-2014 16:19:21 | More by jwenzel019
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EduMikkeller


3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

08-16-2014 16:03:24 | More by EduMikkeller
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-15-2014 02:20:26 | More by Jsmick
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.