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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slsenior (61) - - MAR 18, 2016
Too sweet and not hoppy. Very disappointing given the color and great looking pour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Fluffy head dies back leaving spotty lacing atop a shiny penny brew. I hate saying it.. there is not much aroma.. maybe a little toastiness that is overwhelmed by the vanilla. Flavor is a sweet maltiness that I don’t really appreciate .. an artificial vanilla component is overpowering on my palate... reminds me of an oversweet grocery store birthday cake. Palate is the best thing going by a long shot in my mind.. very smooth and velvety.. Carbonation is very small bubble silkiness.. Not my cup of tea at all... and really the vanilla should be in a cup of tea. I don’t ever see the brew being refreshing in summer on any other time of year... first drain pour in recent memory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5557) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Amber bright pour from a 12oz bottle at Riverview in Chiang Mia. White head. Vanilla and creamy flavor. Berry and fruity. I like this pal

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1696) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear amber, head is medium, beige, creamy, average lasting, fair lacing. Nose is light fruity, flavor is candy sweets, floral, honey, tropical fruits. Medium sweet, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting floral sweet. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing summer beer, interesting, nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1530) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
From a bottle. Eleven Two & Co. Phuket Old Town. Pours deep copper, minimal head, sweet caramel aroma, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Very good summer ale. I see now that it’s categorized as a cream ale, and that’s probably what made it so good--that creamy hint that makes it stand out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
Tap at Grub. Strawberry, ice cream, fruity. Not sure what they’re going for here. It’s alright though, but maybe a bit too sweet. Seems very different from the deScription above.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
(Draught at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam, 28 Aug 2015) Reddish amber colour with dense, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of caramel, red fruit, toffee and the soft drink Portello. Malty, spicy taste with caramel, toffee, toast and a fairly sweet finish with a gentle spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Spicy and sweet, but quite tasty. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $10.99/6-pack Not bad

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/22/15] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Deep amber. Aroma of malt, lots of caramel, malt, toffee, and a bit of toast. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, toffee, and a toasty hint. Kinda medium-bodied. Too sweet.


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