Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

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.

Added by xlperro on 05-09-2005

BEER STATS
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#35,655
Reviews:
496
Ratings:
1,602
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Summer Solstice brewed by Anderson Valley Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.00% This Cream Ale pours out a deep golden almost brown color with a nice small white head. This cream ale was poured in a paint beer glass. Really digging the copper color of this brew. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with mild sweetness, with grians and malts. You also pick up on some mild hop bitterness in the smell as well. Between the look an smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on a nice amount of grains falled by malts. Then to some it all up the mild hop bitterness. The body of Summer Solstice is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice with dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Bright, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Summer Solstice a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Anderson Valley Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of bluehende
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stanale
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has replaced Boddington's as my favorite beer. Wish I coyld find it on draft here in Sherman Oaks, CA

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4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Average amber. Slight chocolate malt.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Velvety mouthfeel. The body is creamy almost like a good milk stout. Then spices come in at the end.

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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

While this is a good one caramel and color little on the darker side than I would have expected pretty good had about a finger and a half some slight lacing you definitely get the caramel on the nose little bit of spice little bit of bread e-notes and reminds me of something I will start to drink in fall great transition beer into the Oktoberfest time.

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3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.0% abv

Appearance- Dark amber/copper. Lofty white head with moderate lacing. Translucent.

Smell- Loads of caramel, bready malt, cinnamon.

Taste- Sweet, bready malt. Lightly toasted flavor. Caramel malts dominate, mixing with the bread flavors. Finishes clean with ample spicing and hints of vanilla. Cinnamon and ginger round off the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A more richer bodied, caramel malt brew. Shares some characteristics with an Oktoberfest as far as the malt base goes. Fitting for a beer celebrating the Summer Solstice. When Fall is approaching. I think this beer got me ready to start drinking some Oktoberfests straight from Bavaria.

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,602 ratings