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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

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1,196 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 17
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-14-2002)
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2.55/5  rDev -24.8%

12 oz. bottle into a Foothills glass

A: Clear yellow/gold Tight low white head. Almost no visible carbonation. Clarity surprising for a wheat beer. Lace collar holds well.

S: Wheat, I guess. Grain.

T: Sharp, citrusy hops. Crisp, fresh wheat. Tastes fairly much like beer.

M: Very light with good carbonation feel despite none seen. Crisp, clean though kind of wet finish

O: Pretty good beer for a wheat. I do not like wheat beer. This is fairly nice and probably my favorite one but that's not saying much. Won't buy again but glad I tried it.

malvrich, Tuesday at 12:54 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

Yeasty bread, citrus, a hint of spice and a little banana greet your nose but the bready, spiciness and citrus are more subdued here than with many wheat beers.
The beer pours a nice, clear golden color with a rich, bone white, rocky 3" head. Good retention.
The beer has a light and dry palate - no big flavors or character, some bread, citrus and spiciness, with subdued fruit.
It has the medium full body and mouthfeel of a good wheat beer with above average carbonation.

pat61, Monday at 05:34 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, golden color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of bright white, creamy, foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nicely aromatic with notes of bready, toasted malt and wheat up front, imparting aromas of biscuits and whole-wheat crackers. I also get notes of caramel, black pepper, a touch of coriander, and grassy, piney, hops.

Taste: Very nice, with strong flavors of toasted malt and wheat up front, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes, whole-wheat crackers, and un-sweetened whole-wheat cereal. Next comes a touch of home and caramel-like sweetness, but not a lot, followed by some faint, yet noticeable notes of spice, such as black pepper, coriander, lemon peel and saffron. Finally, the beer finishes with some nicely balanced, grassy, piney, hops. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium/medium-thin and extremely creamy and smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.6%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: What a terrific wheat beer! And I usually don’t like wheat beers, but this one is really terrific. I really love the strong flavors of toasted malt and wheat, balanced well with some subtle sweetness, spicing and hops. Highly recommended.

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.