Anchor Summer Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer
BA SCORE
3.4/5
1,306 Ratings
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,112
Reviews:
603
Ratings:
1,306
pDev:
14.71%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
117
Trade:
0
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Photo of TooLucid
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clarknova
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, yeasty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, kinda yeasty, citrusy. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of cliff1066
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NiceTaps
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank right from the 12oz can.

Malt, wheat, yeast, lemon, some spice and hop bitterness. What's not to like? Not to mention that I drank 5 on a hot summer's eve at a neighbor's get-together and walked home with my wits in tact.

A decent summer refresher.

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Photo of KStark
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A yellow wheat beer that shows off its haze below a 3/5" white head. Solid retention. Aroma was grainy wheat, lemon.

Taste added to those and threw in some spice rack coriander, more lemon, substantial bitterness for style. Packs a good amount of flavor into a lighter bodied brew.

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Photo of scaryguy4u
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has bread crust and wheat malt, maybe also some faint grassy hops. Taste is a bit more hoppy, but the wheat is still dominating. Slightly on the sweet side but still refreshing and easy to drink. Body is medium and has good carbonation. Maybe a bit too heavy for a summer beer but overall it's decent.

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Photo of philisco
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

... Anchor Summer Beer, mild character, gold optic, taste of wheat, little hoppy. A real summer beer ...

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Photo of Brenden
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The color is a medium-dark gold and it's a clear brew. The head is a big and frothy one with good substance that holds up for a good while and sticks to the glass nicely as well.
Lots of bready notes lead up front, and there's no doubting the wheat bill. It's not just wheat, though, and some heavier breads come through as well as some lemon, particularly on the nose. There's a hint of pine sap in with the citrusy, a moderate hops presence holding up the middle and leading to a clean finish. Somewhere before that, there's a flash of cracker and black pepper while some florals hit the nose strongly, less so the tongue.
This is a smooth brew for sure, though crisp and nicely carbonated. It holds a steady light body that edges on medium.

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Photo of vinicole
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange. Thick and long lasting head.
Fragrant hops on the nose. Freshly mown grass and bread.
Light unassuming flavour of malt and a mild bitterness.
Rather watery.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #8 - A little bit weak for my taste.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 1,306 ratings
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