Anchor Summer Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer
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Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Summer Beer

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by kbub6f on 01-14-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, brilliant gold color with a full head of creamy white foam. The head retention is fairly good and leaves some lace on the glass.

Aromas begin with a distinctly wheat-like maltiness with some mild notes of citrus.

The tastes begin with lemony notes wrapped in a blanket of soft and dry wheatish malt. A mild bitterness rises and leads into a dry lingering finish.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with medium amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and refreshing.

Overall this is one of my favorite readily available summer session ales. There are definitely better, more flavorful versions but much pricier and harder to track down. Nothing revolutionary just very balanced and drinkable.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a soft golden color with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a medium level of lacing. The beer had a good deal of carbonation bubbles streaming up throughout.

Smell – The aroma was of lightly toasted malt, some wheat, as well as some light citrus notes. Overall it was very light and simple.

Taste - The taste started out crisp and of a bready-wheat nature. As the taste advanced some lemon hop flavors come to the tongue. While before the presence of the lemon hop there is a lighter sweetness that is present, once the hop arrives the beer dries out some. In the end a slightly dry citrus lemon and wheat flavor are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is quite thin and watery with a higher level of carbonation. It is quite refreshing and suits the summer session style well.

Overall – An OK summer style ale. While not tons of flavor it is a good for sessions with pals over a long summer night as it is light and refreshing.

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Appearance- Pours a straw gold with a finger width of foamy white head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell- Wheat, citrus, grains.

Taste- Toasted wheat and grains are the more predominate flavours followed by a slight hint of citrus. Finishes with the toasted grains and malts.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A refreshing wheat beer by Anchor. Clean flavours with some pleasant toasted characteristics. A crisp and simple brew.

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This pours a golden straw color with great clarity and some foaming on top that lingers.

Not much of a discernible aroma in the least. There’s a slight bitterness veering into tartness, like a light Berliner-weiss tang. Not a heavy hefe/wheat beer. Refreshing, crisp, smooth, effervescent, with a clear flavor that cuts through a meal. Refreshing and perfectly suited for summertime.

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Anchor Summer Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
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