Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

 
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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bconch (390) - - APR 21, 2012
Nose of caramel malts. Taste is same with a slight hop note. Very thin finish. Taste isnt bad but this is not my style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can at Jerrys. Copper with decent, creamy beige head / Earthy nose of sweet malt, bread, and spun sugar / Medium body, smooth and creamy, moderately sweet, with excellent balance and dry finish / Flavors of bread, toast, vanilla, and spun sugar, with notes of orange and pineapple / A distinctive cream ale, and a cut well above the usual Saturday night 6-pack style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draft at Smoke and Barrel DC. Slightly hazy amber pour, small head. Nose and flavor are really mostly caramel malt, touches of molasses and cream soda, and a bit of maple syrup and honey in there as well. Palate is uninteresting, doesnt really stand out in any way. Sixpoints Sweet Action is a cream ale that separates itself from the pack stylistically; this does not.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielyabu (1608) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - MAR 27, 2012
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. clear thin dark orangeish-amber body. aroma: heavy malty, dark chocolate, mild coffee, mate tea. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; average duration. palate: medium body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, light astringent finish. sabor de malte e mosto, estranho, com ligeiro amargor amadeirado e adstringente no final,AV q menos me agradou at hoje, 20 s

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy amber colour with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, dried fruits and notes of honey. Taste is also sweet, fruit, caramel and some honey leading to a sweet fruity and very lightly bitter finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3439) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours translucent copper with small off-white head. Very little lacing, medium carbonation, medium body, creamy texture, and sweet aroma. Taste is caramel malt, doughy, some honey, and finishes cream.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/yeast, caramel, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, buttery caramel, hops, and some citrus; Overall, uninspiring - but decent.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
ALLOVATE (2962) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours a light copper and bright with a fine, tight bead and topped off by a flaccid, shortlived crown of white. Doughy, yeasty nose with evident diacetyl and notes of play-doh, creaming soda, steamed rice, raw almonds and fake vanilla, ugh!
Tastes extremely nutty and unfortunately a recreation of the nose for the rest. The body and carbonation quite light but the linger overstays its welcome by a longshot. It lathers the mouth with a film, plastic, play-doh like phenols, buttery diacetyl plague it, unless it is the mystery ingredient? And what is beer with natural flavour added!? Couldnt finish it. A re-rate may be warrented!(12fl/oz, 5.0%ABV, no date stamp [fresh batch], Mane Liquor, Belmont)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3508) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Can from Mane Liquor. Looked nice..smells like kola beer mixed with fanta and vanilla... Tastes like kola beer mixed with fanta and sweet vanilla. Crazy. Not my kinda thing at all

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
slightly fruity (raisons, cinnamon? and apricots) and spicy nose, murky dark copper, effervescent, light body, slightly sweet, a tad bitter aftertaste which rounds out. Nice little summer beer but nothing to write home about.


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