Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#30,514
Reviews:
498
Ratings:
1,610
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
259
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,610 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of Bdanford
4.47/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Low_Hanging_Hops
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear copper with a large, foamy white head.

Smell: Sweet, spicy, slightly yeasty malt. Faint vanilla and citrus.

Taste: Noticeable mild vanilla with a bitter undertone, leading into biscuit-like malt.

Mouthfeel: Slightly too thin, with high carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good for a session beer, but I'd like a bolder ale flavor.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a pint glass. This solid cream ale pours
a rich medium dark amber with a very nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick ring and thin layer with excellent soapy lacing. Nose
of light cream elements with a hint of orange and subtle herbal notes.
Flavors hit the right note with faint vanilla and light orange awash in
a mild cream nite with light grains and very light herbal hops on the rear
of the taste. Excellent Mouth feel; medium light body, high crush-ability
factor, medium light carbonation, and a lightly sweet clean finish.

Overall, everything to love and nothing to hate. An excellent
summer ale.

Cheers

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Photo of Flyte
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beeronthebeach
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Liked everything except the level of carbonation- needs more.

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Photo of nicholas2121
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

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

Photo of sisterofba
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

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

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

Photo of Briggsy43
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nick_perry
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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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
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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Photo of biointen
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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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,610 ratings