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Original Wheat - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 10-05-2013)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, two-finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light bicuit malt, wheat, faint citrus. Flavor of sweet biscuit malt, faint citrus, wheat and bittering hops, finishes with light wheat and dry biscuit malt. Light bodied with good carbonation. A kind of odd beer, seems to lean closer to a light lager or steam beer in character, but has light wheat ale characteristic in the finish. A nice drinking light beer, but not what I would gravitate towards if looking for a wheat ale. Like most Anchor products, well made and pleasant, but rather mild.

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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Original Wheat from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.