Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Summer SolsticeSummer Solstice
1,573 Ratings
Summer SolsticeSummer Solstice

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - light amber with a big, thick, foamy off white head that has great retention

S - cereal grains and caramel

T - apples, corn flakes, toasted caramel,

M - light to medium bodied, smooth, very well carbonated

This is a pretty solid cream ale. It has a bit more body than others I have tried but it is still easily drinkable. The flavor has a bit more depth than I'm used to in this style. I'm used to the simple cereal grains but the caramel malts and fruitiness (from the yeast I suppose) is very welcomed here. This is definitely a beer worth trying. It's also a nice change of pace from the lighter wheat beer offerings that flood the shelves in the summer.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A= pours dark copper with thin light off white head. Clear with a nice amount of bubbles.

S= A complex mix of dark fruit, burnt sugar, and vanilla

T= a sweet blend of caramel, tobacco, warm vanilla while still keeping light and some what crisp with an obvious balance of dryness. Surprisingly refreshing for a sweeter beer.

M= creamy effervescence. Light and refreshing yet not dry.

O= A summer favorite, unlike any other beer cream ale or not. This beer has a profile of its own. While I can understand where some people will dis-like this beer I love its complex flavor profile and superior drinkability.

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,573 ratings
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