RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Summer Solstice® is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as “cream soda for adults”. The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day.
(Available April – August)

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Crystal (40L and 80L)

HOPS:
Bravo

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3.1
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
In the glass it has a honey color with a small head. Aroma of apricots and sweet malts. Taste has some mild fruit maybe figs and some wheat.

3.5
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bright amber pour with tall head. Very smooth taste of malt and caramel. Refreshing brew.

3.8
spujr (26) - - NOV 27, 2012
Nice nutty, Carmel taste with good mouthfeel. Refreshingly light with no hop flavor, all malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
I actually enjoyed this beer even though I saw the bad reviews. It’s creamy and delicious...like an ice cream float

3.1
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a small, wispy white head that falls to a thin film. Aroma is a little fruit but mostly malt and a hint of spice. Taste is light fruits and sweet caramel malts with only a hint of hop bitterness peeking through in the finish. Medium body with sharp carbonation.

2.8
Gerbeer (3844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
On tap at St Augustine’s. Pours amber with light head. Aroma of light malts and vanilla. Tastes like cream soda.

3.9
superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2012
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours hazy orange copper color with a small white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of orange, biscuit, toast, caramel, nuttiness, vanilla, grass, floral, light chocolate, and herbal. Very nice aromas with good balance and strength. Taste of orange, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, floral, grass, and herbal. Lingering notes of citrus, toast, biscuit, caramel, nuttiness, vanilla, and light herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Fairly robust flavors with nice balance; no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice cream ale. Nice amount of flavor and balance; very smooth and easy to drink. Really enjoyable, I would have it again.

3.2
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours a clear amber/copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma has light roastiness, caramel, and earthiness. Flavor has caramel but not sweet, very mild chocolate (like a tootsie roll), and a touch of earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has light chocolate/caramel and earthy hops.

3.1
Chudwick (3272) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12oz bottle - pours pale gold with thin white head and decent lacing. Flavor is bread, cereal, grass and citrus. Taste is sweet with a milder bitterness on the back end. light to medium body. Lemon peel aftertaste. Disappointing for an Anderson Valley beer. However, it does stand out for a wheat ale.

3.8
Cybercat (5959) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Aroma has wheaty and yeasty notes plus a firm tone of honey. It pours a dark, coppery amber with a fairly thick wheat head. Looks more like a regular ale than a wheat, but so what. Crisp, wheaty, malty flavor has yeasty and honey undertones and just a hint of sweet fruit. Smooth flavor has good body and plenty of fizz. Good for summer - hell, good any time of year.


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