1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

1,090 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | 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)
View: Beers (22) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,090 | Reviews: 579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beermanbrian:
Photo of beermanbrian
beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow color. White head that drops to a thin film that sticks around. Very active carbonation gives this a nice lively appearance. Smell of light wheat malts, lemon zest and some yeastyness that gives it a little bit of a bread note. Overall the smell is on the faint side. Taste is pretty bland. The high carbonation level covers up the little bit of flavor that tries to come through. Some wheat malt and a little bit of spicyness and some lemon zest are there if you really look for it. The finish is very dry. Overall just an average beer. Might be nice on a hot summer day when you are just lookign for something to wet you mouth, but on 2nd thought there are many better choices. The only redeeming quality, the active appearance due to the high carbonation level, ends up being a detriment when it comes to taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2006 00:36:05 | More by beermanbrian
More User Reviews:
Photo of KeyWestGator
KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 23:00:30 | More by KeyWestGator
Photo of ethanmc12
ethanmc12

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2014 03:48:45 | More by ethanmc12
Photo of TheBigBoy
TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

07-09-2014 17:32:45 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of JohnF51
JohnF51

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-08-2014 20:32:26 | More by JohnF51
Photo of Guinnsslvr
Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-07-2014 02:41:24 | More by Guinnsslvr
Photo of NYR_Rob
NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2014 23:32:15 | More by NYR_Rob
Photo of ultrasrs
ultrasrs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-05-2014 18:16:24 | More by ultrasrs
Photo of Mccaul07
Mccaul07


3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 20:35:34 | More by Mccaul07
Photo of RyanAU
RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-04-2014 17:20:00 | More by RyanAU
Photo of SimonPuggle
SimonPuggle

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-03-2014 21:46:55 | More by SimonPuggle
Photo of JPowell712
JPowell712

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-03-2014 21:23:15 | More by JPowell712
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-03-2014 20:39:03 | More by monkeybeerbelly
Photo of KFBR392
KFBR392

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden yellow color. Slight head on the pour which dissipated quickly and wasn't present while drinking. Active carbonation is extremely low.

Smell: Biscuity malt hits first. Crisp, sharp wheat opens up on the body. Semi sweet wheat has a pleasant creamy flavor. Mossy hops shine underneath with a touch of oak.

Taste: A touch of hops on the front. Crisp wheat composes the body of this brew. A touch of grainy malts linger on the back end. Finish is a medium bodied dryness.

Mouthfeel: Fairly clean, some airy wheat. Carbonation is on the lower end, a touch off base.

Overall: A fair summer beer. Nothing overly complex or interesting but still comes off as a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 05:45:16 | More by KFBR392
Photo of Stofko1992
Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-02-2014 00:48:08 | More by Stofko1992
Photo of jman005
jman005

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-01-2014 07:37:25 | More by jman005
Photo of pisano
pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2014 16:18:12 | More by pisano
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-30-2014 04:38:12 | More by GRG1313
Photo of JDeming
JDeming

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-30-2014 01:55:59 | More by JDeming
Photo of STEEL1980
STEEL1980

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +18%

06-29-2014 13:41:49 | More by STEEL1980
Photo of Psberrier
Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-28-2014 16:35:42 | More by Psberrier
Photo of chillin
chillin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-27-2014 23:34:18 | More by chillin
Photo of sparx1100
sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-26-2014 03:26:33 | More by sparx1100
Photo of awaer
awaer


3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-26-2014 02:27:52 | More by awaer
Photo of patre_tim
patre_tim

China

2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden filtered with a few floating particles, no carbonation, a finger of foamed egg white head.

S: Lager, wet dog hair, offal, light citrus.

T: Lager like, some wet dog hair, offal, a little lager like crispness, light bitterness on the end. Almost non present banana.

M: Light body, highly carbonated.

O: A nice taste of history, marking how far American craft brewing has come. So much like an AA Lager, with a few tweaks that a novice wouldn’t pick up on, yet this was supposedly the first American wheat ale in the modern era. Got at Trader Joe’s Ashville.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 03:12:22 | More by patre_tim
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.