Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema

 
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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This copper colored ale is a silky, creamy dream. It’s 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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3.3
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
weihenweizen (3825) - 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
Niko100 (2913) - 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
ALLOVATE (3015) - 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!? Couldn’t finish it. A re-rate may be warrented!(12fl/oz, 5.0%ABV, no date stamp [fresh batch], Mane Liquor, Belmont)

2.5
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

2.9
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.

3.7
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 wouldn’t like this, but I really enjoyed it. I wish I picked up more before it sold out. A perfect summer beer in my book.

3.2
MattH (863) - 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.

2.8
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.

3
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.


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