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, 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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trujahwarrior's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium sized white head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of caramel, dough and spices. Tastes sort of like cream soda and baked beans mixed. Mouthfeel is light but creamy and silky with good carbonation. Strange beer overall definetily unique and different but not in a very good way in my opinion. Tastes odd but refreshing after a warm summer day.


3
Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Jul 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

A slightly hazy red amber with a 1" head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer quickly. Some lacing on the side of my glass.

The smell has some caramel sweetness along with a slight citric bitterness. Not a strong nose but pretty good.

The taste is on the sweet side. I'm getting notes of caramel, some biscuit, a nutty touch, and an earthy finish. It's a light mouthfeel and the carbonation is medium.

Not a bad tasting brew and heaven knows I don't have a lot of experience with Cream Ales but...this is not one that I'd seek out. Just too average to my palate.

2.7
czlowiekwiadro (1171) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2017
zapach dość kwaśny, czerwone owoce, lekki burak, karmel, wanilia, słodka śmietana, lekka woda spod kiszonej kapusty, truskawka, guma balonowa. kolor miedziano bursztynowy, lekko opalizujący, piana biała, skąpa, szybko znika. w smaku pełne, karmel, czerwone owoce, słodka śmietanka, trochę nut kwaśnych i dzikich, lekka stajnia i siano. goryczka niska, przyprawowa i karmelowa. w ustach dość pełne i przyjemne. nasycenie umiarkowane.

2
ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Not a huge fan of this beer. Far too sweet for my tastes. Vanilla and bright fruity ness. A little sweet bread but too little to balance it out. Tried for the first time in 2011.

3.5
bwy (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2017
One of the most unique brews we have tasted. Like an alcoholic cream soda. Not a crushable beer but smooth and memorable.

Reveiwed - A Brew With You, Ep. 93

3.4
obguthr (6736) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Bread crust nose. Clear amber, medium head, nice lace. Pecan, bread, subtle caramel.

3.2
Stew41 (2093) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 17, 2017
Easy going beer and yep definitely has a creamy soft palate feel. Ultra smooth and broad but not commercial stupid. Some funky tang back palate which, based on commercial descriptors, shouldn’t be there. Mild fault perhaps or maybe the herbs? Adds some complexity no doubt.

2.7
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle. Notes of hazelnut, caramel, spice, bread and malt. Spiced bread and a slight hue of heat. Rough around the edges.

2.6
LetsGoState (912) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2017
Appearance is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is somewhat sweet. Taste is creamy and sweet like cream soda. Overall just OK.

4.7
skorcherx (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2017 does not count
The absolute most refreshing beer to have on a hot summer day. Bar none. Tastes like cream soda. It’s amazing. All you "Hop Heads" can stay away.

3.6
onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Slightly dark clear copper with a thin ivory cap. Lovely sweet nose of orange creme and sweet ole malt and cereal tones. Sweet cereal tone that also has some orange creamsicle nuances. Plain but semisweet malty and kinda tasty.


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