Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

1,554 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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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I poured this into a pilsner glass, and the color was darker than I expected. It was clear, and a dark amber, almost orange when viewed against a light. The head was white and nice an thick (about an inch). This is easily the most carbonated beer I have had, there is a ton of effervescence, and the head stuck around for a long time. After 20 minutes or more there was still a 1/8" head. There wasn't much to stand out in the smell, some malt and a little hops. Again nothing about the taste really stood out, there was a decent amount of malt flavor, and a little caramel and vanilla, and little to no hops. Initially I thought the taste was very watery, but as the beer warmed up a bit I found the flavor much more satisfying. The mouth feel of this beer was excellent, it was very full and smooth. There was a nice crisp finish that I attribute to the amount of carbonation. Overall this was quite an enjoyable beer with a mild but adequate flavor, great mouth feel, and was quite refreshing.

Disclaimer: This is my first cream ale, and my first review.

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Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 1,554 ratings.
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