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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,221 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 80 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.5%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jul 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

barneyjnz, May 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

PilzPlz, Sep 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

zenithberwyn, Jul 08, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

JLapadura, May 20, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

ahbaggins, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Dubbercody
1.65/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle. Eh...what’s to say. I didn’t really like this one. It’s uninteresting, somewhat bitter. Not even close to wheat-like. Not a fan of this one, and I expected more from Anchor. Glad I only got a single.

But, it's a cool bottle, nice design...hope the recycling guys like it.

Dubbercody, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of John_Squires
1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

John_Squires, May 11, 2014
Photo of waughbrew
1.78/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cute little anchor bottle. Pour is very pale yellow with a small white "whipped egg white" head that doesn't last. Smell is musty with some sulfur and veggies, kinda like a bad cologne. Decomposing lemons are present in the aroma and the flavor. Overall reminds me of a American macro lager with sweaty gym sock and citrus. The flavor starts off decently, but the finish is just awful. No thanks.

waughbrew, Jul 03, 2005
Photo of SMcGuire33
1.78/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Light golden with a nice white head that leaves lacing.

S- Not impressed with the smell. Very wheaty, but almost smells sour.

T- Very wheaty and barely taste the hops. Too light for me, and does not leave any kind of aftertaste. Not satisfying.

M- For the little taste, not enough carbonation. Very thin overall.

O- I am biased because IPA's are my favorite, but this beer was not even enjoyable for me. Craving an IPA now because this is far too light and thin.

SMcGuire33, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of Offa
1.93/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Fairly dark gold, it has a rather big, off-white head which shrinks slowly to a thin, creamy top and leaves decent lace.

The aroma is pear, honey, and grain. It's ok, but not great.

The taste is too thin, bland, and rough with a rough bitternes that is far too strong for this beer and its thin character. It is mostly light lemon and crackers. It's worse with food.

Offa, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big let-down, the other beers from Anchor i've had have been delicious, this basically taste like a bland (but well made) lager, thin, grainy, watery, nothing really really struck a chord with it being a wheat beer either, is this what all American wheats are like? The closest thing to Cascade Summer Blonde i can remember having, only this is a bit better.

rastaman, Sep 18, 2003
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2/5  rDev -41%

avaldivia, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41%

rangr514, Aug 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41%

mwar, Nov 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41%

jxb345, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of benmiliron
2.13/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Paid $7.99 for a six pack.

A rather disappointing showing from the usually solid folks at Anchor. Pretty in the glass, a very light wheat beer. Almost tastes infected/metallic. Tastes like it came out of a can, or was sitting warm somewhere for a year.

Still, I paid for it, so I'll drink the other 5. Hopefully it'll get better.

benmiliron, May 23, 2004
Photo of stephendr
2.2/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden appearance – medium / thick white head , last kind of long - nose is very , very light skunk , rice , grass , hopps and hay – taste of straw , corn , light wheat and and yeast –sparkly body however, dry body – aftertaste slightly sweet, skunky , and earthy bitter like dirt

stephendr, Oct 31, 2006
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

IrishTank, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of lownote
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Six pack bottles.

Bottle pours a yellow color with a lot of head that dissolves almost immediately. The smell is not very strong or clear. I almost feel like I smell leeks or some sort of vegetable. The taste is also really bland. A little bit of bitter, but not else, with maybe a little donspecific citrusy taste. The mouthfeel is a little sharp to the tongue and not smooth at all, but has a thinner texture. Beer overall is not easy to drink.

lownote, Aug 29, 2009
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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.