Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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

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Reviews:
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1,601
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
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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

05/08/05- Purchased at Wine Exchange of Sonoma.

Presentation- 12oz bottle, no dates, poured into my Englander pint glass.

Appearance- Copped-amber hued pour. 1 inch head that soon disipates and leaves a slight rim throughout. Very faint lacing.

Smell- Very malty with a hint of sweetness. Maybe even a slight whiff of vanilla.

Taste- Well, with a name like Cerveza Crema, I was expecting a combo of Little Kings and Corona (which would have been weird to say the least), but what I got was fairly decent if not actually dare I say pretty good. You can definitely feel and taste the creamy part of it. A very malty and a fairly sweet malt to boot. Tack on a creamy vanilla like taste and texture and add some spice (nutmeg)?? And put it together and this is the outcome. Not very much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Pretty darn smooth and creamy. Medium carbonation rounds it off. Maybe a tad watery in the finish.

Drinkability- I would have taken this brew over just about all of them if it was available when I was in Cancun last October. Different, tasty and refreshing.

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,601 ratings