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RATINGS: 325   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2009
bottle, almost transparent gold with slight soapy foam, aromas of sweet malty fruit, flavor is weak clove, cardboardy, sour lemon, lasting bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Super clear light pale yellow with almost no head. Aroma of lemony citrus and grassy hops, kind of reminds of a cough drop smell. Flavor is somewhat bitter, somewhat wheaty with a somewhat metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma was wheat, citrus, yeast and notes of light spices. Mild wheat flavor with lemon, tangy citrus and subtle grain and floral notes with a light to medium body and has a crisp clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2009
12oz bottle. I can remember drinking 22s of this circa 2001. Cloudy orange tan color. Mild tangy aroma. Pretty straightforward American Wheat Ale. Crisp initial mouthfeel quickly fades into malt sweetness. Some mild lemon citrus flavor in there. A decent beer but certainly not one of AV’s best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
Draft @ AVBC, Boonville, CA. Rating #3000. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a wheat malty slightly spicy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish wheat malty flavor wit hsome yeasty hints and some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish wheat malty finish with a crisp aftertaste with hints of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Slightly hazy, deep gold color brew with a foamy head that sticks around. Aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast and some hoppy spice. Flavor is lots of wheat and lemon, with the hop spiciness on the finish. Medium bodied, but smooth on the palate. Refreshing. Not bad at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Golden/amber beer with a nice white head. Wheat and light spice aroma. Wheat/malt flavor with a bit of lemony citrus. Medium-light body. Easy drinking and refreshing. LIngerign wheat, citrus, and a bit of spice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blipp (6496) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Lemony, soapy aroma, a hint of sourness. The flavor is slightly sour lemony citrus and wet wheat. It’s drinkable, but I’d be willing to bet this bottle was a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12oz Bottle - Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Nice wheat malt aroma with a banana and clove lingering nose.
Appearance – Amber in color, hazy, with a thin head.
Flavor – Very nice wheat malt with a tad of hops the clove and banana flavors where great.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, OK texture with a dry banana finish.
Overall – A very nice wheat beer. Anderson Valley makes some very nice beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3407) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Hazy yellow with thin head and little apparent carbonation. Wheaty aroma with dank hop notes. Flavor is sour-wheat and dankness. Light sour-citrus finish that is rather unappealing. Not impressed with this one.

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