Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

RATINGS: 510   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3514) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
[Can] Pours a golden color with a ton of dense head that looks almost like a nitro pour. Aroma of vanilla, cereal grains and mild grassy hops. Distinct taste is of vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cotton candy, light nutmeg, citrus and sweet honey. Easy to drink with a creamy palate and slick mouthfeel. I can see how some people wouldnt like this, but I really enjoyed it. I wish I picked up more before it sold out. A perfect summer beer in my book.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (841) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma of apples and brown sugar. Taste of leaves. Taste is slightly bitter. Low carbonation. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of fruitiness. Creamy, malty flavor with a hint of fruit. Smooth but one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
bubbly orange body, frothy off white head, not very lacy. grainy, malty nose, a bit nusty. flavor is unremarkable, musty malt with a touch of graininess. medium bodied, sweetish finish. there is a touch of chocolate malt as the beer warms. but still a pretty unexciting brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and caramel - toffee. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - toffee, some fruitiness and bread. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, caramel - toffee, some fruitiness and bread. Watery and sweet summer ale with caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Crystal clear medium orange color. About two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is just quicker than average and no lacing is left. 2.5 S: Aroma is incredibly weak, even for the style. Slight breadiness and a touch of caramel sweetness. 3.0 T: Taste isnt bad for the style. Grainy with just a touch of caramel and a light, indistinguishable spiciness. Simple, but thirst quenching. 4.0 M: Light body. Surprisingly creamy for how light it is. Good moderate carbonation. 3.5 D: Definitely boring, but the mouthfeel is nice enough to make this a good lawnmower beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-01-2011 04:43:29

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ExpendableHero (901) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Copper beer with a slightly off-white head. Faint aromas of root beer and tangerine. Tastes of slight orange notes, yet not citric. Very creamy and smooth. Ends on a sweet note. Very easy drinking, enjoyable light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
THOUGHTS: Rated this thinking it was the wheat beer, but was pretty sure about halfway through that there wasnt going to be any wheat showing up at the party. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing, but it didnt seem very wheaty (OBVIOUSLY). Also just enough hops to keep you from thinking youre drinking sugar water, but no real hop presence. A little annoying that they have two Summer Solstice beers listed with neither being retired and the yellow can doesnt have a style of ABV on it. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, medium amber with a huge, foamy, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate cereal and caramel malts; honey; hints of tea and cola; and ever so slight orange extract. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and lightly acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, light to moderately sour and moderately acidic with an average duration. There was caramel malts, some spicy yeast cereal, honey, a little orange and more yeast toward the end. The medium body was a little watery and lightly fizzy with a lightly astringent finish.

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