Summer Solstice | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight out of the can freezing cold on a hot day.

A - Good looking can/packaging but they should mention it is a cream ale. nice foam jumping out of the can.

S - Can't really notice anything off the bat even when I got foam on my nose.

T - We are getting somewhere. Glad I drank it out of the can because I feel like the flavors are more concentrated before aeration. cream soda and nutty pecan finish. Sweet but sessionable.

M - When I swish it around my mouth I can feel fine particles but the beer is light, fluffy and refreshing.

O - For the style of cream ale this is downright delicious.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had this poured into a pint glass. Dark, hazy copper appearance. Off-white head with a darker brownish-tint. Lazy bit of lacing down the side of the glass. Somewhat malty nose with just a bit of spice. Flavor has a decent crispness, but the beer is still a bit heavy, which I guess is to be expected from a cream, but maybe not from a summer seasonal. The crispness and clean finish say summer, but the weight really doesn't.

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a dimple beer mug.

A-Poured a cloudy copper to medium amber color. A nice creamy off-white 1 finger head hung around for about 3 minutes or so. The head dissipated into a thin creamy surface. Trace lacing left on the glass. This brew would taste good on-tap!

S-Fruity, malty, and some graham cracker crunch.

T-Spicy apricots and caramelized peaches going in. There were also hints of chili mangos as well. The backend had a smooth and creamy feel with a mild pepper and spice. I could taste caramel malt in the front and backend. The aftertaste left a light spicy taste. Tasted quite balanced.

M-My initial thought about this brew is that it would have a heavier mouth-feel. But it was quite light and crisp. Clean feel. Carbonation is on the high side which makes this a great backyard bbq beer. Thirst quenching.

Overall-I'd buy this brew again. It is a solid summer brew that I could easily drink on a hot summer day, it is interesting for its style.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Summer Solstice from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,588 ratings
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