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RATINGS: 320   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.


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 (566) - 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 (9466) - 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 (6265) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1349) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Absolutely stunning wheat ale; could indeed be my favorite. Slippery mouthfeel is a huge plus. But here, what I’m mainly getting is a rich, roasty matl flavor, which is stunning. This is a good one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a fairly clear amber color with white head. Caramel malt, some darker fruit, and spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some spice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (413) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Tap. I had this outdoors on a nice Spring day. It was a gorgeous copper color with a slight head. The flavor was mildly spicy and pretty unique. I didn’t get a lot of the wheat flavors I was expecting. Very good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Not much of a wheat stylistically. Sweet, light fruity, touch bready, hint spicy. Ok.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmericanHobo (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a deep deepp copper colo virtually no head to mention taste is very well balanced. Nice creany finish. A great beer for after grass cutting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayzz (399) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Decent cream ale. Description on rate beer says wheat ale. Maybe i am rating under wrong beer because the beer i drank is much better than the rate beer rating.


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