glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Very weak aroma.....light hint of citrus. Great amber color... very inviting. Solid head...not too much, not too little. Very silky, smooth and surprisingly sweet taste for what I thought was going to be a typical summer ale. Very light.
As far as "summer beers" go, this is a nice change. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Clear ruby/amber pour with light off-white head. Light and fruity aroma that was quite sweet... had some berries in there. Very silky smooth on the palate with a little misplaced residual sweetness on the finish. Sweet berries in the flavor with some light spices toward the back. Quite well-balanced, but not very powerful on any front. Well-crafted for the style, but I’m not too keen on this style... this won’t fall into my regular rotation. SDalkoholic (2444) - 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.
heykevin (1287) - 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. MIBRomeo (2579) - 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
barleyPops (1183) - 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. there’s just nothing here to distinquish it from the rest. heemer77 (5361) - 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. mjg74 (3205) - 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. sloth (2957) - 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. 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.