Anchor Summer Wheat | Anchor Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Falcone on 04-08-2015

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Reviews:
39
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152
pDev:
12.39%
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Photo of mamaraza
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nabbed a can at Trader Joe's for $1.59 USD.

Soft and wheat-emphatic with some mild lemon and citrus esters, showcasing what I assume is American Ale yeast.

Pils malt and 2 row fill her out.

Overcarbonated and medium-bodied, this brew stops short of nailing the refreshing summer sipper vibe Anchor seems to be after.

Hop profile is floral and a bit citrusy, but it's tough to discern what's from yeast and what's from hops in terms if fruity flavours...I assume it's all from yeast.

Hints of bubblegum phenol creep out as it warms.

Smooth, wet, and approachable. It's not a bad brew (and $10 a sixer is fair) but it falls short of the iconic classic quality discerning drinkers have come to associate with the now troubled brewery. If we're buying big beer-acquired breweries' American wheat ales, sign me up for Lil Sumpin Sumpin instead. I'll draw from the Anchor well when I want Porter or Steam.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow with a two finger head. Smells more citrusy than it tastes but the taste is a little on the tart side. Fizz is medium and goes down easy. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-burnt dark yellow to bronzed orange color with a slight transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Just a finger's worth of white foamy head fell off at a moderate pace. Light lace.
The aroma had some honey, citrus, slight sweet wheat and a light dessert cracker-like maltiness.
The flavor cleanly displayed the prior mentioned aromas fairly nice to compensate the aftertaste with some of the cracker to sweet wheaty to honey conglomeration.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Pretty smooth along my tongue and had a nice clean sweet wheaty finish.
Overall, as an American pale wheat ale, I'd say this was good and worthy of having again.

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Photo of nater919
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear golden color with less than on-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, honey and lemon citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet honey and bread then a lemon citrus note.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this beer is good but nothing special, there are much better beers to be had in this style so I would not seek this one out again.

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Photo of D1noB
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinker, would be a good craft entry level beer. crisp with a slight wheat taste.

Taste Rating in Words: It's flashcards, prepping you for something larger.

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Photo of basaywhat
2.79/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can. Pours a cloudy yellowish gold with a nice frothy white head. Aroma of pale malts, wheat and mild citrus hop notes with some fruity esters. Flavor is spicy wheat, light residual sweetness up front but drys out on the finish.

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Yoda22
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

DATE: 27 August 2016... OCCASION: a beer for relaxation and a thought that Dad continues to recover in the hospital... GLASSWARE: Penn State weizen.... pours a clear, streaming golden body with clumpy, chunky head that mellows to a half-finger rather swiftly.... lacing is cumulus clouds sporadically finger-painted.... heavy cracker pervades, with the expected wheat aspects like bubblegum, funk and candy fighting for depth... palate is textured, with the throat bubbly but soft and drinkable... lemon and orange citrus hint at, surprisingly, creamsicle, while the cracker creates a memorable flavor profile... carrots and other vegetable flavors also... yeasts do not develop much nuance outside of popcorn, although the finish is clean and refreshing... this one is surprising, as I have enjoyed most of what Anchor has offered.... this is not one I would seek out again, with its curious distinctions and uneven flavors... much better wheat ales out there...

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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I CANtinue to further The CANQuest (tm) on this hot, humid summer's evening. It sure beats playing around with bottles!

From the CAN: The Quintessential Summer Refresher ... From America's First Craft Brewery".

The loud Crack! inspired an inverted Glug, which led to the creation of two-plus fingers of fluffy, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with moderate retention. It is oppressively humid here in Lancaster, PA tonight! Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a lemony tartness & once again, my attention was riveted. Mouthfeel was rather thin & watery, even for the style. The taste was lightly tart and lemony, but it was terrifically refreshing on a crappy night like this one. Finish was semi-dry & while the taste was very mild, it served as a nice CANterpoint to some of those bigger beers from earlier. Once more, it comes down to what you want to fill your summer cooler with. Given its bland flavor, you might do better at the price point.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'd like some banana and other esters from the yeast. Basically, a fine refresher.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Anchor Summer Wheat from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 152 ratings