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RATINGS: 328   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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
baraciisch (2217) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Not much to say other than not very good, terribly unremarkable.... Brewed much better wheats myself, and had better at local brewpubs... Pass this over

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Mostly malty and a bit sweet, some herbal/spicy hops, light fruitiness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hirigalzkar (2423) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours golden. Anonymous aroma. Caramel malts and some hops in taste. Watery mix of a pale ale and a pale lager.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5903) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget Sold as Summer Solstice Golden with a frothy white head. Creamy aroma with toffee and gooseberries. Pretty light body, medium bitterness. Slightly sourish flavour. Some toffee. Dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5733) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle (35 cl), sold at Systembolaget as "Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Wheat". Shady golden with medium white head. Doughy malt aroma with some earthy notes, perhaps from hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low bitterness. Certainly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1075) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle, 355ml - Semi hazy golden orange beer with a large frothy white head. Aroma is malty with notes of ripe fruit, citrus and American citrusy hops. Flavor is malty with notes of wheat, fruit, caramel and yeast. First acceptable wheat ale Iíve had.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a retaining tight white head and yellow color. Aroma is wheat/bready. Taste is wheat/bready, some grassy hops. Some sweetness at the end. Easy. Soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Anderson Valley Brewing Company--High Rollers Wheat Beer--1997 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Clear straw golden color with nice lace. Spicy wheat front with American Wheat yeast character. Light textured spicy subtly flavorful body misses pellicle for texture. Clean inviting finish. Sampled 6/5/1999. Anderson Valley Brewing Company--High Rollers Wheat Beer--2004 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV--20 IBUís? (3.75 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Big lacy head. Hazy rich dark amber color. Malty mild wheat spice hop front. Sweet thick creamy malty caramel doughy mild wheat yeast ester body. Mild hot wheat spice hop end. 40% Wheat Malt. Odd! Sampled 5/9/2004. Anderson Valley Brewing Company--High Rollers Wheat Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--15 IBUís. Wheat Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with a nice head. The aroma was wheat, lemon and orange zest. The flavor was crisp, refreshing, lemon, wheat and a touch of spice. Overall, a really tasty brew from AV.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (1575) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
This beer misses the mark by a fair bit. Itís not bad, but the flavors are muted and what is there doesnít make me wish for more. Part of the problem is the style, which is inherently fairly boring. However, itís a boring beer in a somewhat boring style. Ok, that sounds harsh. Itís not really bad. At any rate, the beer is nice looking. Itís golden liquid with a nice white head. The wheat notes are too mild. Clove lingers in the background. The dominant flavor is just a bland malt tone that would seem more appropriate from a mediocre lager. A hint of lemon is one of the few positives.


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