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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,174 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 36
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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tclipse

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-08-2014 07:04:47 | More by tclipse
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +36.2%

07-08-2014 03:56:41 | More by DKHNOVA
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BigMarty1980

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-07-2014 23:38:34 | More by BigMarty1980
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-07-2014 17:49:46 | More by Dirtinabottle
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VonZipper

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-07-2014 17:10:52 | More by VonZipper
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BeER_Doctor

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-07-2014 02:13:07 | More by BeER_Doctor
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-06-2014 01:48:10 | More by chefbigjon
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +36.2%

07-05-2014 22:05:00 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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Nyskizy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-05-2014 19:39:35 | More by Nyskizy
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ahalset

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-05-2014 05:17:58 | More by ahalset
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

07-04-2014 21:28:20 | More by Boston_Steve
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

07-04-2014 03:55:50 | More by ThaHealer
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-04-2014 03:36:44 | More by wieshefe17
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Aimeeford


2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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Jenna_az


5/5  rDev +36.2%

07-03-2014 01:53:17 | More by Jenna_az
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SDmike

California

4/5  rDev +9%

07-02-2014 21:14:55 | More by SDmike
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hop_honest_abe

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-01-2014 23:20:38 | More by PTEdelman
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wakeuptothesun

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2014 04:58:59 | More by wakeuptothesun
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fannypakit

California

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped the top and got a surprise burst of carbonation. As a result, I had an enormous head and a poorly poured beer, but despite that, the beer had a rich brown hue that resembles a light liquid caramel color, almost amber but not quite.

Smell is of malts, caramel, and some vanilla. Distinct sweetness to it like straight honey. Pleasant, but I wouldn't be sniffing this all night long. Taste is really like a cream soda. Lots of caramel and toffee and a hint of vanilla. It's a great summertime beer--easy to drink and different than what I expected, a good different. I'd like a little more hops in it, but that's just my personal opinion.

Wouldn't call this a staple beer, but it's worth a try.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 03:13:14 | More by fannypakit
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JDeming

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2014 02:12:23 | More by JDeming
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Mikegsparks

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2014 01:19:14 | More by Mikegsparks
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-29-2014 19:34:13 | More by jwps214
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-29-2014 04:51:16 | More by spedprof
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Crymopipe494

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2014 02:47:30 | More by Crymopipe494
Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.