Anchor Summer Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,305
Reviews:
603
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
28
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116
For Trade:
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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.73/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle. Eh...what’s to say. I didn’t really like this one. It’s uninteresting, somewhat bitter. Not even close to wheat-like. Not a fan of this one, and I expected more from Anchor. Glad I only got a single.

But, it's a cool bottle, nice design...hope the recycling guys like it.

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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1.8/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cute little anchor bottle. Pour is very pale yellow with a small white "whipped egg white" head that doesn't last. Smell is musty with some sulfur and veggies, kinda like a bad cologne. Decomposing lemons are present in the aroma and the flavor. Overall reminds me of a American macro lager with sweaty gym sock and citrus. The flavor starts off decently, but the finish is just awful. No thanks.

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1.8/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Light golden with a nice white head that leaves lacing.

S- Not impressed with the smell. Very wheaty, but almost smells sour.

T- Very wheaty and barely taste the hops. Too light for me, and does not leave any kind of aftertaste. Not satisfying.

M- For the little taste, not enough carbonation. Very thin overall.

O- I am biased because IPA's are my favorite, but this beer was not even enjoyable for me. Craving an IPA now because this is far too light and thin.

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2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Big let-down, the other beers from Anchor i've had have been delicious, this basically taste like a bland (but well made) lager, thin, grainy, watery, nothing really really struck a chord with it being a wheat beer either, is this what all American wheats are like? The closest thing to Cascade Summer Blonde i can remember having, only this is a bit better.

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.01/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Fairly dark gold, it has a rather big, off-white head which shrinks slowly to a thin, creamy top and leaves decent lace.

The aroma is pear, honey, and grain. It's ok, but not great.

The taste is too thin, bland, and rough with a rough bitternes that is far too strong for this beer and its thin character. It is mostly light lemon and crackers. It's worse with food.

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2.17/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Paid $7.99 for a six pack.

A rather disappointing showing from the usually solid folks at Anchor. Pretty in the glass, a very light wheat beer. Almost tastes infected/metallic. Tastes like it came out of a can, or was sitting warm somewhere for a year.

Still, I paid for it, so I'll drink the other 5. Hopefully it'll get better.

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2.21/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden appearance – medium / thick white head , last kind of long - nose is very , very light skunk , rice , grass , hopps and hay – taste of straw , corn , light wheat and and yeast –sparkly body however, dry body – aftertaste slightly sweet, skunky , and earthy bitter like dirt

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 1,305 ratings.
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