Anderson Valley has been brewing since 1987 in Anderson Valley, CA and they make a number of tasty beers. One very unique aspect of Anderson Valley is the people speak a mix of English and Boontling – a mix of words that developed in the Anderson Valley. The brewing company uses a number of Boontling words to describe their beers. Summer Solstice (5% ABV and 4 IBU) is a seasonal Cream Ale offering. So, Bahl Hornin’!, or good drinking.
Cream Ale – http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/6 - BeerAdvocate
Appearance – This beer pours a copper color with a nice two-finger head.
Aroma – Sweetness with a touch of vanilla – no hop presence noted.
Taste – If you like a sweeter, malty beer – this is a good choice.
Overall – B – Very easy to drink and I have not had many cream ales to compare it too. I would have it again and I think this would be a great beer to take to a BBQ to enjoy with friends.
Website description – “Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale is not just your average summer seasonal. This unique copper colored ale is smooth, malty, and lightly sweet, with a delicate hint of spice for that oh-so-drinkable, extra velvety flavor.”
Summer Solstice – http://www.avbc.com/main/our-beers/summer-solstice/