Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#34,951
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
1,596
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
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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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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

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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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

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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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

Photo of PA-hunter
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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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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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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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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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings