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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hirigalzkar (2481) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5940) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5846) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1093) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11363) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (1612) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2010
Dark yellow with massive amounts of very foamy head. Nose is very standard for the type, with enough wheat and the faintest hint of orange. Creamy entrance with some caramel but very soft wheat. Quite light...no reason why this one couldnít have been pepped-up a little bit. Finish is more caramel and slight tang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Had this in their beer "garden" on a very hot day. Not enough shade back there at that point (this was years ago) but I remember this being refreshing in that context, but nothing special, and noting that AV has enough great things to offer than to bother with a ho-hum wheat beer.

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