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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

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1,240 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 81 | 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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355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.40):
A real disappointment from Anchor here, particularly given the reputation of the brewery and my past experiences with them with this one being forgettable in almost ever area, not to mention boring and bland as well. Both the taste and smell seemed far to weak and featured too much skunk to make them enjoyable, that couple with the relatively poor mouthfeel makes this a beer I can't recommend at all.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 05.22.14.

A: 2 finger head. See through honey/amber.

S: Skunky hops.

T: Wheat, malt. Flower is subtle.

M: Creamy. Pretty watery after a few sips.

O: This was somewhat tasteless. It had extremely subtle flavors with almost no hop presence. It only had a little bit of malt presence, which surprised me. I expected that it wouldn't have been hop-heavy as it comes from an earlier time, but it should have had malt flavor.

Rating: C-

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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.

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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.

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.