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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,266 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 43
Gots: 99 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

AnalogErik, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

EthanJDay, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Beardo, Sep 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

tvghost, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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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.

elNopalero, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lupercmda, Sep 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +23.9%

ktorsneyweir, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Jefe76, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

HannahMayJune, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

madstoutmonkee, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Halfbrother83, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RummyRedbeard, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ZachRusk, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

twkirkby, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

LakerLeith, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Knobs303, Aug 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

KLG, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

aj_tuna, Aug 21, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Mpenders, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Findmefishing, Aug 19, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

mstanczak, Aug 18, 2014
Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.