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Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This copper colored ale is a silky, creamy dream. It’s malty, very mildly hopped, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor. A cool beer for the heat, whatever your latitude!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (648) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma of apples and brown sugar. Taste of leaves. Taste is slightly bitter. Low carbonation. Smooth palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of fruitiness. Creamy, malty flavor with a hint of fruit. Smooth but one dimensional.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
bubbly orange body, frothy off white head, not very lacy. grainy, malty nose, a bit nusty. flavor is unremarkable, musty malt with a touch of graininess. medium bodied, sweetish finish. there is a touch of chocolate malt as the beer warms. but still a pretty unexciting brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3007) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and caramel - toffee. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - toffee, some fruitiness and bread. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, caramel - toffee, some fruitiness and bread. Watery and sweet summer ale with caramel and toffee.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Crystal clear medium orange color. About two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is just quicker than average and no lacing is left. 2.5 S: Aroma is incredibly weak, even for the style. Slight breadiness and a touch of caramel sweetness. 3.0 T: Taste isn’t bad for the style. Grainy with just a touch of caramel and a light, indistinguishable spiciness. Simple, but thirst quenching. 4.0 M: Light body. Surprisingly creamy for how light it is. Good moderate carbonation. 3.5 D: Definitely boring, but the mouthfeel is nice enough to make this a good lawnmower beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-01-2011 04:43:29

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (755) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Copper beer with a slightly off-white head. Faint aromas of root beer and tangerine. Tastes of slight orange notes, yet not citric. Very creamy and smooth. Ends on a sweet note. Very easy drinking, enjoyable light beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
THOUGHTS: Rated this thinking it was the wheat beer, but was pretty sure about halfway through that there wasn’t going to be any wheat showing up at the party. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing, but it didn’t seem very wheaty (OBVIOUSLY). Also just enough hops to keep you from thinking you’re drinking sugar water, but no real hop presence. A little annoying that they have two Summer Solstice beers listed with neither being retired and the yellow can doesn’t have a style of ABV on it. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, medium amber with a huge, foamy, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate cereal and caramel malts; honey; hints of tea and cola; and ever so slight orange extract. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and lightly acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, light to moderately sour and moderately acidic with an average duration. There was caramel malts, some spicy yeast cereal, honey, a little orange and more yeast toward the end. The medium body was a little watery and lightly fizzy with a lightly astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1502) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Malty almost creamy aroma... Some caramel. Deep amber color, clear, white head that sticks around for a while.smooth palate, creamy. Nice tasting, but very different than expected.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (593) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Appearance is a hazy amber. Aroma is tart malts. Taste is also tart almost like a sugary candy. Overall very interesting, but not the ideal summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011 does not count
malty brew with notes of raisin and blood orange. finish is long and refreshing. extra creamy mouthfeel from 12oz. can. overall impression reminds me of a sun tea for hot afternoons.


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