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Original Wheat - Anchor Brewing Company

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Original WheatOriginal Wheat

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BA SCORE
83
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-05-2013)
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Huffs

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a nice, medium to full head, white, with good retention and lacing. Appearance was a clear with a golden color. Aroma had notes of fruit, banana, grass and bread. Nice and mild taste with notes of yeast, grain and bread with some slight fruit notes. Nice medium to creamy mouth feel with a crisp and dry aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:47:28 | More by Huffs
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-25-2014 18:49:36 | More by Tyecko
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-08-2014 00:50:13 | More by Dookiepants
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-16-2014 22:02:18 | More by irishgreensoda
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-14-2014 20:55:26 | More by Hohnbaum
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger soapy white head. Head retention is ok due to the abundant carbonation but there is absolutely no lacing at all.

Aroma is light and citrusy with lemon rind and orange peel. A little bit of soft vanilla and bread coming through too. Maybe a touch of grass.

The flavor is on the light side with lemon dominating but allowing some orange to sneak through. More lightly baked bread and that same vanilla note that I was picking up in the aroma. Seltzer-like mouthfeel with a tad bit of sweetness in the finish.

Overall, I can see how this might have been groundbreaking in 1984 but in today's world, it just doesn't really cut it. A bit weak and uninteresting. It is drinkable, though, and a fairly enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 00:02:52 | More by rangerred
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Wildwood_Brew

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2014 00:50:55 | More by Wildwood_Brew
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-19-2014 00:18:17 | More by wafers
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lic217

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-02-2014 01:11:35 | More by lic217
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-01-2014 16:20:20 | More by JakeDebus
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/13/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon zest, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon zest, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, wheat, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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05-01-2014 03:54:09 | More by superspak
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Connecticut

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Massachusetts

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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ah crap, I thoughy this was a hefe.

a: Bright, clear golden; pours with a thick, sticky head.

s: Faintly sweet grains, vague apple and pear, some earthy hops.

t: Mirrors the smell; sweet wheat and pear with a trace of lingering, bitterness.

m: Wet and fizzy.

o: Meh.

Serving type: bottle

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Oklahoma

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Kastler

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-12-2014 04:23:36 | More by Kastler
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear and golden with ample carbonation. A small one finger white head develops but recedes quickly. A light halo remains and lightly laces the glass.

S- Sweet malts, apple. pear. A hop bitterness way, way behind.

T- The apple and pear sweetness comes right at you immediately and with authority. An earthy malt flavor as well.

M- The mouthfeel is a little gritty. A medium bodied brewski with a good carbonation feel. Dry and drinkable.

O- This is a very drinkable wheat ale with a great feel. Powerful sweet fruit flavors. Although a little too sweet for me. Good for a summer picnic at the beech.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 23:10:06 | More by Emnmarko
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Original Wheat from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.