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Summer Solstice - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,303 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,303
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 43
Gots: 109 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BeccaH, Sep 12, 2014
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wiscokid920, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jefftuck47, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

tb4475, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Interesting beer. pours nice and a decent head. Aroma and taste are both light to me, but certain flavors dominate. The malt sweetnes come across strong and there is maybe a touch of light citrus. The mouthfeel is nice, smooth and creamy and would be a great fall beer......

hophugger, Sep 05, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +25%

mavsman13, Sep 05, 2014
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AnalogErik, Sep 04, 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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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,303 ratings.