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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,118 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 1,118
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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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Reviews by Grundle20:
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Grundle20

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance:
The beer pours crystal clear and golden in color. There's a big fluffy white head but it displays poor retention and very little lacing.

Smell:
From what I could gather, and that isn't much since this beer is almost devoid of scent, this beer smells like dish soap and nutmeg. There's corn like sweetness in the back but ultimately nothing about this beer really says wheat anything to me, crisp and light malt liquor maybe but not wheat ale.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
The beer drinks thin with very faint flavors of corn sweetness and a fleeting hint of wheat. There's some mild earthy hop tones but they're pretty blunted as well. Carbonation is light, and the beer goes down rather smooth which is to be expected in a beer nearly vacant of flavor. The finish is clean with a lingering corn sweetness in to the aftertaste.

Drinkability:
This beer is only baby steps ahead of a macro lager in terms of flavor and as such the drinkability is just about as high. An absolutely pound worthy beer.

Bottom Line:
Well I'd take this over a Budweiser on just about any day but only just so. A really lackluster beer from an otherwise great brewery. Pass on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2007 18:17:28 | More by Grundle20
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A: Pours a clear gold color. The head looks great: it's three fingers high, white in shade, and with a superb creaminess. Webs of lacing linger nicely on the side of the glass.

S: Straight out of the bottle, it had a weird acidic tone. But in the glass, it's bringing little more than wheat and diacetyl. Just like the last beer I had, the nose is ridiculously bland. Not to mention, the buttery tones are too vivid.

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.