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Anchor Summer Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

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1,195 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,195
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 17
Gots: 74 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

mikerems, May 27, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy one finger head. Great lacing and head retention.

Aroma has plenty of citrus along with some grass, hay, and yeast.

The flavor has citrus with lemon being predominant up front along with a little bit of yeast. Some grain is present along with a moderate, drying bitterness lasting into the finish. Finish also has a salty quality that lingers.

Overall, a decent if unspectacular wheat ale. It's pretty refreshing but I don't really care for a overly dry finish.

rangerred, May 26, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Out of the bottle foams real nice and big but with control. Large cap of sudsy shampoo white, varied bubbles in size, but lots of retention and staying power. Body is crystal clear dark twenty four carat yellow, brassy, with rising carbonation not too fast but at a good clip. Real sexy looking drink.

Chewy wheat, and spicy phenol and hop. Not so crisp, more of a dense wheat malt sensation. Basic, simple, solid.

Palate hits with a muted lemon juice, then with a good malt mix backbone. Finish lingers with a good bakery white bread quality. Good crisp mouthfeel, and finish has a little banana estery quality to it, just ever so faint.

Pretty refreshing and easy drinking and decent tasting. I dig it.

smakawhat, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

blckout20, May 24, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a hazy golden straw with two fingers of frothy white head. Good retention with sob cobweb-esq lacing.

Mostly grainy malts on the aroma with some hints of lemon in the background. The pallet shows off nice grainy characters with some zesty lemon in the background. Seems to have a slight bitter hop finish.

The body is nice and light with somewhat soft carbonation. Overall an enjoyable beer. I can see myself grabbing this again.

Bendurgin, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.4%

Good lacing, decent head, over golden carbonated beer. Smells OK. Malts predominate, slightly metallic scent sneaks in. Tastes like a macro beer, they really missed the mark. Watery, metallic, artificial. Light enough that you could have several if you were so inclined. I am not.

jar2574, May 08, 2012
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Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass.

Smell: Aroma of wheat grains with bready cracker like pale malts. Good hints of citrus lemon zest and some orange peel. Some hay and tea like aromas along with some mildly spicy noble hops lingering around. A fairly grassy aroma.

Taste: A refreshing taste big on wheat grains and pale malts. Notes of cracker, biscuit, and hay. Good hints of lemon zest and orange. Subtle earthy and grassy hops. A pretty good balance of sweet bready malts and bitter, zesty citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and zesty.

Overall: A pretty nice and refreshing summer wheat beer. Nice zesty citrus flavors going on.

MattyG85, May 02, 2012
Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,195 ratings.