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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Can. Pours a nice clear amber with a creamy eggshell head. Aroma is very sweet, buttery toffee and hints of chocolate. The flavour profile is not as sweet as the aroma, and instead is far more toasty and a little nutty (hazelnuts). Malt is the message here, with just a kiss of hops in the finish to dry things out a bit. I was very surprised with this little number, and would definitely add this to my "summer session" list. Perhaps the most flavourful cream ale Ive had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Pours a clear, light amber with a thin, bubby, white head. No retention or lacing. Some honey and touch of apple cider vinegar in the nose. Taste is sweet, grainy, slight oatmeal in the body. Thin, watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Can at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor are very malty, cereal, cookies, some caramel, mild creamy vanilla notes, a general fruity character, not as light as I would expect from a summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9910) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
12oz bottle, copper, off-white head. aroma, fruity, light grainy nose, malty, notes of bready malts and vanilla. flavors, sweet creamy mouthfeel, dark fruits, some spices; clove? , vanila, light fruit and hops bitterness. As it warmed up, the beer gained a hard to finish astringent aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This simple and effective Cream Ale focuses on its light toffee nature and leafy hop touch to provide a quenching experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark amber.
-The body is cushy but remains well dried out to remain quaffable.
-Malts are lightly biscuit throughout.
-Caramelized cereals adopt toffee angles once in a while.

On tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
12oz can. I had no idea going in what kind of beer this was, but I assumed it was a cream ale judging by "cervesa crema". Hazy orange color, minimal head, mild lacing. What is this aroma? Raisin? ... Totally raisin. Dead on raisin. Sounds weird, but I actually like it. Some sweet taste. Very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pour on tap at Nessun Dorma, dark copper red with fluffy white head, aroma has a surprising cream aroma, a sweet lactose sugar, toffee, nuts, grainy notes, hints of slight floral notes. Taste is sweet cream and lactose, some dark sugars with caramel, toffee, slight earth, nuts and almonds, touch of grassy, finishing sweet, slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
Deep amber pour. Lots of vanilla and a bit of soft malt character as well. Fairly sweet up front, but there is a touch of decent dryness though on the finish as well. Okay - but not great. Soda-ish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pale, bland notes of corn and wheat, someone stale but still sharp. Soft wheat and crackers, interrupted by stinking sweet corn and smelly dough. Not really going anywhere...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Amber/bronze beer with an off-white head. Low aroma - light malt. Creamy mouthfeel. Some vanilla, wheat, malt flavors with toasted bread. Lighter bodied. Lingering wheat/toasted malt. Easy drinking.

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