Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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83
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1,561 Ratings
Summer SolsticeSummer Solstice
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:
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
Ratings:
1,561
Reviews:
491
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
244
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a medium amber color with a small amount of off-white head. A ring around the edge of the glass retains, along with some surface film, leaving a few spots of lacing.

S: Smooth and malty; a nice cream ale aroma that fits right in the style.

T: Medium malt sweetness up front, leading into a a higher sweet note, edging on cloying, towards the finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, not bad, but not exceptional. It general fits pretty easily inside the "cream ale" definition, even if it's an above average version of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6 pack bought at Bevmo! poured in a pint glass

A: Beautiful burnt orange/amber with an aggressive white peach head

S: Peach, oats, sweet malt, slight sour tang, slight biscuit, and orange rind! Smell great!

T: Sweet malty goodness, raspberries, orange peel, yogurt, and tons of oats! Taste like your are taking a bite out of a raspberry parfait! Really well done!

M: Light to medium body. Great carbonation that dissipates to a wet palate. Super refreshing!

O: Outstanding summer brew! So much flavor packed into this one but stills stays super refreshing and unique! I picked it up randomly and am super impressed! Bolder and has more complexity then most summer beers and really pushes to the limits of this category! Great beer!

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,561 ratings.
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