Anchor Summer Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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78
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1,305 Ratings
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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
Gots:
116
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ChipChaight
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beric
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Serving: Can, from the can
Served: 17 July 2015

Appearance: Had this one from the can, so I can't really comment on the beer itself, but the can branding is great.

Smell: Cloying malt sweetness along with banana esters and notes of bitter orange peel.

Taste: Similar to the nose in the sense that there are the traditional wheat beer banana notes and coriander/orange peel notes common to most American pale wheat beers. The sweetness is definitely there as well. There is also somewhat of an astringent graininess to this beer which brings it down a few notches in my book.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and high carbonation. Quaffable.

Overall: A typical summer beer- something that doesn't taste great and isn't very complex, but something that would be refreshing cold, in quantity, and served at a barbecue. I'd gladly drink this if handed it, but probably wouldn't seek it out on my own.

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Photo of Chickenshack
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smithj4
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jlabs
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B-Land
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wheat and beery in flavor and aroma, not much to it other than a good session.

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Photo of Bp123
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of JKG
4.06/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear yellow pillowy white head.

Aroma/Flavor: Light grainyness and lemon-floral notes. Touch of bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied pretty refreshing.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden and very clear. Fat luscious head of creamy foam that dwindled slowly leaving streaks behind. Light wheat, light spice. Light mouthfeel and a bit thin feeling. It's casual on the palate. Some herbal hop comes to the nose as it warms. Finishes malty and dry with a hint of citrus and a very gentle sweetness form malt. It's very easy to enjoy. Has a complimentary and moderate bitterness. Refreshing.

I like the thick stemmed weeds and grasses on this beer. The hop herbal is a good match for the slight tartness in the middle. Excellent and definitely this is it's own style.

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Photo of Stableatbest
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTbrew32
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Golden yellow with a slight copper hue. Pours a three finger foamy head.

Aroma- Some grainy wheat malt and citrus.

Taste- Sweet citrus hop flavor are noticeable at first with an emphasis on lemons. Towards the middle the dry wheat malt kicks in with some bland cracker flavors, almost like cardboard. The finish is an awkward blend of lemon and bland cracker flavors.

Feel- Light/medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a dry/sweet finish. Not as clean or crisp as it should be.

Overall- This one is a dud. The lemon hop flavors are nice, but the malt is bland and awkward tasting. The mouthfeel is borderline ok/good, which is dissapointing because that could have been a saving grace for this summer beer. Instead, the malt end up leaving this too sweet (for the style), almost resembling that of an AAL. There are better options than this when looking for a summer beer.

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Photo of McMatt7
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ktforce
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

May contain wheat malt, but shares little in common with other beers of this style.

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

Photo of Budlum
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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