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:
#35,256
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
1,601
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
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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%
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Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours copper with a subtle haze; fluffy off-white/light khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are full of sweet malts. Some butter cream. Vanilla is there with some hints of caramel and toffee. Corn is there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More vanilla, caramel and toffee. Solid malt backbone. It's slightly sweet, but remains refreshing. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and very easy to drink.

This is a nice cream ale. It's straight forward, but slightly unique. Enjoyable stuff. I like it.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.1/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Taste: hint of sweet caramel sugars, mild and rather thin and watery. Mild nose of malt. Golden in color, clear, but decent nitro head with some lace. Very lite body. Only a hint of cream soda beer. 5 IBUs

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4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
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Photo of hof_1991
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at our local gastropub. Light and sweet, very sessionable. Pale, with a full head. Not a lot of powerful flavors but very pleasant with food.

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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
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1.99/5  rDev -45.8%
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3/5  rDev -18.3%
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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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4.59/5  rDev +25.1%
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,601 ratings