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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is not just your average summer seasonal. This unique copper colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Really quite bad. Way too much caramel, and some misplaced vanilla. Pours copper without much head or lacing. Too sweet. Can.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-30-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served an amber colored brew with a tiny white head. The head faded fast to give very little lacing. Smell – The smell was a nice blend of sweet caramel and vanilla as well as some bready and citrus notes. Taste – The taste began with a bready flavor that was accompanied by the caramel sweetness detected in the nose. These two flavors remain a base for the beer, for which other flavors will come and go upon. Toward the middle flavors of a more cream and vanilla flavor come to the tongue. These don’t last long and are quickly subdued by some citrus flavors. The citrus is sweeter at first, but bitters more toward the end and gives a light bite to the aftertaste of the beer. Mouthfeel – The body f the beer was on the below average to average side in terms of its creamy and thickness with the carbonation being quite average. A boost in the body thickness may have done well for the cream and bready flavors, but the feel is by no means bad. Overall – Easy drinking with some nice flavors. One to give a go if you have a chance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This one pours a bright almost wine like color. Very refreshing yet not much flavor. Almost watery like. Still not bad. A little quencher that is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markpseg (12) - - JUL 24, 2014
Smooth summer ale. Lots of malt for a summer seasonal. Light and spicy for a different take on warm weather drinking. Great session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (811) - - JUL 22, 2014
Very interesting creamy tart flavors, marshmallow. gentle sweet finish. Kind of an amber/wheat hybrid, quite original and captivating taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (179) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thin head that dissipates quickly to thin lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malt and subtle floral hops. Flavors are butterscotch and citrus notes with a bit of cut grass in the finish. Fairly dry finish. Light mouthfeel; a tad syrupy. Overall, pretty nice. Not what I expected for a summer ale, but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlovell2 (903) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Copper color with cream colored head. Caramel and vanilla aroma. Creamy vanilla toffee flavor. Very smooth creamy beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Drank straight from the bottle. No glass available. Sweet aroma. Can really taste the caramel. Rather bland otherwise. Not a favorite Anderson Valley beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a deep copper with a thick frothy head. Dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, and sweet malts. Very creamy texture. Pretty smooth. A little boring on the palate. Taste of wood, caramel, toffee, and vanilla. All low key and blending into one taste. Just blah

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (387) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours tea color with a Caramalt aroma and low hop profile. Head does not persist. The palate is huge caramel malt forward and very sweet. I thought this was a beer in the cream ale style, but not this one. Tastes like a caramel flavored herbal cough drop. Overall, this beers leaves me wanting something else. Can’t believe it’s priced at $11 a six-pack!


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