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Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This copper colored ale is a silky, creamy dream. Its 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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle from WIne Warehouse in Charlottesville. Deep red pour with a medium head. Low retention and lacing. Grainy, cereal like aroma with mild caramel notes. Taste is uber-grainy with notes of grain, cereal and caramel. Slightly toasty. Medium body. Overall tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Amber pour with a foamy, mostly white head. Aroma is faint and has some malty, honey notes. Flavor is certainly creamy, a bit sweet, and has a flavor of honey mixed with an artificial sweetener. Interesting if not a bit odd.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 Bottle... Clear, copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Rich, malty aroma of IBC cream soda with a hint of spice and toffee. Well-balanced flavor. Tastes a bit like IBC cream soda without any cloying sweetness... bigtime vanilla in both the nose and flavor. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Malty, then lightly bitter finish. Rich, but refreshing. Im a fan.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a copper appearance with a decent size head. Actually one of the better cream ales that I have tasted.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9748) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium and clear copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, nuts, and light vanilla. Thinner body. Hard one to figure out.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
A cream ale with some attitude, a definite fruitiness, though the finish is a bit odd. Sweetish with creamy orangey colour and good foamy ice cream head.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Pours a clear, light amber with a thin, bubby, white head. No retention or lacing. Some honey and touch of apple cider vinegar in the nose. Taste is sweet, grainy, slight oatmeal in the body. Thin, watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
Deep amber pour. Lots of vanilla and a bit of soft malt character as well. Fairly sweet up front, but there is a touch of decent dryness though on the finish as well. Okay - but not great. Soda-ish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pour on tap at Nessun Dorma, dark copper red with fluffy white head, aroma has a surprising cream aroma, a sweet lactose sugar, toffee, nuts, grainy notes, hints of slight floral notes. Taste is sweet cream and lactose, some dark sugars with caramel, toffee, slight earth, nuts and almonds, touch of grassy, finishing sweet, slightly dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8555) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pale, bland notes of corn and wheat, someone stale but still sharp. Soft wheat and crackers, interrupted by stinking sweet corn and smelly dough. Not really going anywhere...


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