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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle: Clear amber with a whipped, off-white head. Caramel, wheat aroma.... Sweet, soft caramel, cake, vanilla flavor. Rather like a cream soda, overall. Really tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BPSports (8) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
This is definitely unique, which makes it worth trying in my view. The flavor reminded me of Coke, although caramel and cream soda are also good description (although I didn’t find it sweet).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet wheat, toasted coconut, light fruit and some cookie. Flavor has lots of sweet wheat and toasted coconut and just a hint of light fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (609) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Amber pour, cream colored head. Toasted grain, light spice, some wheat, doughy malts and some light hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (68) - - MAY 29, 2014
Can to pint. Clear red pour with a single finger head that stayed for quite awhile. Tons of malt sweetness in the nose. Taste is malt and raisins. Dope beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Weird..... Everyone keeps saying this is really sweet. I did not think this was sweet at all. If anything its like a non sweet cream soda. That is it... a non sweet cream soda... nothing else to say.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
one4peace (2) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
Pours light amber/caramel. Medium cream head with little retention. Nose was odd. Almost candy sweetness; unintentionally Belgian? Hint of candied orange. Taste was sweet cream soda, but not a good one. Some vanilla and spice. Not a drain pour, but wouldn’t have again.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Can. This is a caramel in liquid form. Not sure what they are trying to accomplish here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Amber pour, cream colored head. Toasted grain, light spice, some wheat, doughy malts and some light hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at SB. This is far outside what I would call a cream ale or a wheat ale, so the fact that RB can’t agree with the brewery about what style this beer is is actually a moot point. I double-checked with both bartenders and almost snuck in back to see which keg was hooked up. Weird beer. Still, though--rating this hedonically. It’s OK to surprise me with weird style classifications, it just takes me a second to get my bearings sometimes. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy short-lived pale tan head. Big sweet nose, lots of caramel and toffee. Slippery medium body. Light carb. Caramel and powdered sugar on the mid palate. Is this back-sweetened? It tastes like pop. Cloying, powdery finish. Not very pleasant. The fact that this beer resulted in C&D letters against a far better beer with the same name only adds to the frustration. I *love* Anderson Valley and I totally respect their legal compulsion/requirement to send C&D letters, but this beer isn’t doing them any favors in the glass anymore than it is legally.


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