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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Disliked it more as it went along. It is basically a caramel and vanilla flavored american pale wheat ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Bready malt aroma with a good bit or sweetness. Flavor has some off notes with a sweet and sour feel. Wondering if there isnít something wrong with the keg. Will have to try again at another time and re-rate to be sure.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Can. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are lightly metallic, light spice, caramel, malty, sweet, corn, wheat, grainy. Low ester, minimal hop. Flavors are grainy, light spice, strong vanilla, straw, wheat. Pretty clean except for the spice. Low ester. Lively carbonation, medium dry, thinner body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
This is a pretty dark beer for a wheat... and thatís a welcomed sight. Iím not a fan of wheat ales at all, but Anderson Valley is one of my favorite brewers, so Iím already willing to give this beer a chance. The color is a dark amber, with a mostly transparent body and an off-white head that fades quickly. The beer is too wet and not sticky enough to leave behind any lacing, but thereís enough sediment floating around in the beer to make up for that. The aroma is of sweet, caramel malts and is light, refreshing and smooth on the nose with hints of a fruity candy (almost like candi sugar). In the mouth, itís wicked smooth. Caramel malts prevail. The beer is balanced in just the right way so that the sweet barley overpowers what wheat ended up going in this. Thank you, Anderson Valley... I owe you one. It finishes soft and clean, with a lingering taste of sweet, unfermented barley water right in the center of the tongue. Itís not very lively on the palate, but if it was it wouldnít feel this smooth. Iím actually very impressed by this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 5, 2012
Really pretty creative. Cocoa nibs, vanilla, honey...hints in taste and aroma. the flavor. The malts ad hops woven together with specific fruits and spices. It is really developed and I liked it

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3641) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
amber coloured body with a off white head a spicy fruity malty aroma a spicy malty fruity little sour sweet taste with a sweet bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4344) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Wow. This one is ridiculously creamy. Pours an amber color with a moderate head. Super smooth and easy to drink, almost like youíre drinking milk. This was surprising.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjgmd (1982) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a nice amber color with a small head. Nose is malty and grainy. Taste of course ( to me ) is malty, very bready , watery and without much flavor. Finishes poorly, not for me, too light and without flavor. Quaff Score 5 / 10

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours amber with an off white head and malty, caramel aroma. Taste is similar to the nose, malt, caramel, and wheat with a medium finish. Not much flavor in this brew, expected more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
This is one of my favorite beers of all time. I make it a point to have one at the brewery every year on my birthday. It has an amazing smell and tastes wonderful. It has an almost cinnamon vanilla taste and finishes very smooth. It is sweet but still tastes like a real beer unlike many other very sweet beers. A must for any and every refrigerator. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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