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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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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours a clear copper body with a small quickly leaving white head. Aroma is sweet, a bit fruity with caramel and butter. Taste is light and a bit corn like with some iced tea. No after taste. Dry with light bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This simple and effective Cream Ale focuses on its light toffee nature and leafy hop touch to provide a quenching experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark amber.
-The body is cushy but remains well dried out to remain quaffable.
-Malts are lightly biscuit throughout.
-Caramelized cereals adopt toffee angles once in a while.

On tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Clear ruby/amber pour with light off-white head. Light and fruity aroma that was quite sweet... had some berries in there. Very silky smooth on the palate with a little misplaced residual sweetness on the finish. Sweet berries in the flavor with some light spices toward the back. Quite well-balanced, but not very powerful on any front. Well-crafted for the style, but I’m not too keen on this style... this won’t fall into my regular rotation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours clear copper with gold edges and thin tan head. The mild aroma is malts, grains and caramel with a estery-ness that makes it seem like lager yeast notes in the background. The taste begins sweet with malts, a sense of corn and caramel. It then moves towards sugary sweet malts and mild floral hops by midway. It ends with a lingering mixture of caramel, again mild ester notes seeming like a lager yeast quality, mild cherry and red apple candy. It is a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Amber/bronze beer with an off-white head. Low aroma - light malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Some vanilla, wheat, malt flavors with toasted bread. Lighter bodied. Lingering wheat/toasted malt. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Can. Pours a nice clear amber with a creamy eggshell head. Aroma is very sweet, buttery toffee and hints of chocolate. The flavour profile is not as sweet as the aroma, and instead is far more toasty and a little nutty (hazelnuts). Malt is the message here, with just a kiss of hops in the finish to dry things out a bit. I was very surprised with this little number, and would definitely add this to my "summer session" list. Perhaps the most flavourful cream ale I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6711) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle, copper, off-white head. aroma, fruity, light grainy nose, malty, notes of bready malts and vanilla. flavors, sweet creamy mouthfeel, dark fruits, some spices; clove? , vanila, light fruit and hops bitterness. As it warmed up, the beer gained a hard to finish astringent aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Yellow and light unclear. White head, mostly lasting. Hoppy aroma, citrus, crisp, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, light bitter finish, dry, watery texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2010
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a mostly clear orange amber with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and grainy, with some fruit. Somewhat odd smelling. Medium bodied and creamy, cream and caramel. A little bit sweet and toasty. Sweet finish with a bit of cereal and grains and some fruit leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: light amber with some of copper shade. large presentable creamy , rocky , foamy top. Great lace.5-
Nose: aromatic , light high nose , hoppy with spice below on malts. Refreshing. 7+
Flavor/Palate : medium bodied. Soft wheat like character , malty with noticeable yeast. Smooth soft brew, gentle till finish. Slight grainy sourness at aftertaste.

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