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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Ratings: 1,573 |  Reviews: 493
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Samp01
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich copper amber hue with medium off white slowly fading creamy head. Aroma and Taste of caramel malt, some wheat and light spicy notes with some bitterness. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some wheat and light spiciness and some bitter notes on the for balance. Overall a good, solid summer brew.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a deep copper colour with a modest head. Not a lot going on as far as aromas. On the palate there's a little more as there are plenty of caramel, nutty flavours with a hint of vanilla. Very dry finish, but nothing much in the way of hops that we can detect. Not sure why this is called Summer Solstice when it tastes more like a fall beer, sort of along the lines of a marzen.

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1/5  rDev -72.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can't begin to describe how much I loath this beer.

Um, its basically a watered down juice drink. No carbonation. nasty off flavors. ugh. nothing is going good for this beer. this is the last straw for me and anderson valley. their beers all suck top to bottom. i'm done with them.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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