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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

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1,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,213
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 18
Gots: 79 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

tpm767, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

salinasa, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

brez8791, Jun 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

frosted33, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

jborgschulte, Jun 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of ajanesz
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Light golden hue and very clear. Very thin almost unnoticeable head with heavy lacing and a good amount of carbonation. Lack of head could be from oil in glass.

Smell - Very faint scent of grass, straw, certainly not overwhelming. Malted wheat scent is apparent but not strong.

Taste - Extremely Light, bright wheat flavor with a mild hop kick. Malt is present but not overwhelming. A nicely balanced wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Refreshingly crisp, almost like an American light lager with significantly more taste.

Overall - Very enjoyable and refreshing. I am not usually a wheat beer drinker, but this one is very good. I like that this beer is not the traditional unfiltered, heavy wheat beer to I come to expect. Indeed this is a great summer beer and one that I would try again.

ajanesz, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

BeerOps, Jun 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

grandet, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Joshgonzales79, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Shineonsolar, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. It has a big, frothy, white head that sticks around for a long time and leaves behind spiderwebs of lacing. There appears to be a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Wheat and floral grassy aromas are the main components with a touch of yeast and a bit of toasted malts. But the grassy aspect dominates the others.

T: Not much going on here other than a slight floral hoppiness and a touch of wheat. A slight bittering effect finishes it off.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A light, crisp bite finishes it off.

O: This was just an average wheat ale. Nothing stood out to put this one above the rest, but it is certainly drinkable.

BilbosNuts, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice amber brown color pours to a finger and a half of head that dissipates to a very nice veil of lace on the top that clings all around.

S: Nice grassy grainy aromas with a hint of toasted malt and slight notes of biscuit. Very faint notes of citrus that became a little more pronounced as it warmed but not by much.

T: Tasting some toastyness and dry biscuit right off the bat. Leads to some of that grain/grassy flavor and into some nice citrus hoppyness at the end with very minimal bitterness. Very enjoyable.

M: Light carbonation with a crisp clean feeling on the palette works very well with the flavors.

O: Very enjoyable summer beer, everything balances well and all of the flavors and light and crisp. Great job by the Anchor brewers.

ChrisPratz, Jun 02, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a local tavern out of a pint glass. This is my first time drinking Anchor Summer.

This looks pretty good for a summer style. Very light yellow with some pretty fluffy foam.

There was pretty minimal effect to the smell. I get a little bit of grainyness.

The taste is also very simple. There is some grain, a little grassiness, and a light mineral taste. I felt that it was very drinkable, but there wasn't much there. Not bad, just no lasting effect.

ummswimmin, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Joel12, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,213 ratings.