Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This copper colored ale is a silky, creamy dream. Its malty, very mildly hopped, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor. A cool beer for the heat, whatever your latitude!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
After hearing about this beer about five or more months ago, it finally made its way down to my part of the woods. Poured a bronze copper color with perfect looking head. The aroma has some hop in it as well as a light fruit roll up smell. The flavor has a slight fruitiness and hop touch that reminds me of a artifical vanilla and strawberry licorice. It would be an understatement to declare this cream ale having a unique Anderson Valley signature to its taste, smell, and appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Medium amber, light head. Sweet sticky malt aroma, nutty. As it warms I get some hop whiffs. Very light bodied, a touch of dark crystal flavor. Quite light bodied, appley finish. Certainly drinkable, but thats about all I can say about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Thanks to John for this brew a deep ruby red color w/ a small white head well laced but quickly dissapating. smells lightly malty w/ hints of spice yeast and bread dough. Palate is well coated and lightly creamy but a bit thin. Flavor is lightly malty hints of carmel and maybe the base of peanut butter no real hop and not much else. A bit warm but odd for a summer beer. Ok but nothing special. OK re-rate.. this smells and tastes like cocoa puffs

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2005
bottle coutesy of Lou. a great looking beer, deep dark amber with a lush tan head that settles to a ring of lace. unfortunately the superlatives stop there. almost no aroma and very little flavor. certainly a mild and easy drinking beer. theres just nothing here to distinquish it from the rest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5333) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Thanks for the bottle, JPDIPSO. Dark amber body with a lightly yellow head. The aroma is toffee and some fresh cookie dough. Maybe a hint of ginger. The taste is surprisingly sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. There is a rich taste that makes me think of peanut brittle. This woudl seem right at home as a Christmas beer. As it is, it is the first cream ale I have had that I really like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Bottled. Pours a medium amber color. Aroma is somewhat sweet with a hint of some citrus. Flavor seems to be mostly malts with some sweetness and a little bit of grain. A little bit of a fruity flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2859) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Small tan head that drops quickly, little to no lace left behind. Surprisingly clear amber hued brew, was expecting the obligitory pale blond color. Big bready malt nose. Body is med/light. Malts are mildly sweet, doughy and fresh with a light graininess and notes of vanilla. Finish is fairly dry and a touch fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Amber, weak head. Unintruding aroma. Vanilla and cola in taste. Like a light version of the winter version. Sweet and quite refreshing in an odd way. Caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13778) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2005
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body topped by a small and swiftly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, vanilla, evoking candy corns. Taste is the same, with a mild astringency in the finish. Watery light-medium body with a light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Amber colored body beneath a dense white head. Aroma is yeasty with loads of tropical fruit and cookie like malts. Sweet with some cotton candy like notes some earthy notes and marshmallow near the finish. Interesting, quite candy like but not cloyingly sweet.

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