RATINGS: 396   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, its 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2967) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5324) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3332) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours clear amber with small white head. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, velvety texture, and caramel aroma. Taste is nice caramel, some toffee, and a hint of spice. Simple, easy to drink, good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (661) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours a rich copper amber hue with medium off white slowly fading creamy head. Aroma and Taste of caramel malt, some wheat and light spicy notes with some bitterness. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some wheat and light spiciness and some bitter notes on the for balance. Overall a good, solid summer brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
330 can. Pours a clear light amber colour with a white head and a big toffee aroma plus hints of hops and wheat. It has that wheat beer flavour combined with a sweet creamy toffee note and nice hop bitterness. This beer surprised me and I would love to try it fresh. Regardless this beer is pushing boundaries, if you see I try it.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Wheat and citrus aroma. Dark brown reddish appearance with light head. Faint caramel flavor which fades quickly. Lightly carbonated, taste flat and flavorless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Disliked it more as it went along. It is basically a caramel and vanilla flavored american pale wheat ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Bready malt aroma with a good bit or sweetness. Flavor has some off notes with a sweet and sour feel. Wondering if there isnt something wrong with the keg. Will have to try again at another time and re-rate to be sure.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Can. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are lightly metallic, light spice, caramel, malty, sweet, corn, wheat, grainy. Low ester, minimal hop. Flavors are grainy, light spice, strong vanilla, straw, wheat. Pretty clean except for the spice. Low ester. Lively carbonation, medium dry, thinner body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
This is a pretty dark beer for a wheat... and thats a welcomed sight. Im not a fan of wheat ales at all, but Anderson Valley is one of my favorite brewers, so Im already willing to give this beer a chance. The color is a dark amber, with a mostly transparent body and an off-white head that fades quickly. The beer is too wet and not sticky enough to leave behind any lacing, but theres enough sediment floating around in the beer to make up for that. The aroma is of sweet, caramel malts and is light, refreshing and smooth on the nose with hints of a fruity candy (almost like candi sugar). In the mouth, its wicked smooth. Caramel malts prevail. The beer is balanced in just the right way so that the sweet barley overpowers what wheat ended up going in this. Thank you, Anderson Valley... I owe you one. It finishes soft and clean, with a lingering taste of sweet, unfermented barley water right in the center of the tongue. Its not very lively on the palate, but if it was it wouldnt feel this smooth. Im actually very impressed by this.


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