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RATINGS: 1015   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Anchor Summer is the first American wheat beer in modern times. Our first brew of this light and refreshing beer was in the summer of 1984.

Anchor Summer is an all-malt beer, and over 50% of its malt comes from malted wheat. It is fermented with a Triticum aestivum, AKA wheat traditional top-fermenting "ale" yeast because we prefer the clean flavors developed by this yeast. We believe that this style best celebrates the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. You may notice that the head on this beer is unusually abundant, with a consistency similar to whipped egg whites. This is due to protein contributed by the wheat.

The brewers at Anchor are proud to have revived not only rich hearty dark beers, but also this light crisp style of a modern American wheat beer.

Wheat malt contributes to an unusual lightness and dryness to the palate, and this—combined with the distinctive flavor of the wheat—makes for a perfect thirst-quenching beverage. It is the ideal drink for beer lovers who appreciate tradition and character in their beer, but also seek a lighter, refreshing style, perfect for warm weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (612) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This light gold beer has unique sweet aroma that I can't quite put my finger on. It has a smokey flavor and it lingers with a pleasing aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours copper amber, light toffee, fruity nose, taste is juicy, light and refreshing, sweet, dry toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (384) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pale golden hue with thin foamy white head, smells of faint wheat, light texture, a bit of a cereal aftertaste, maybe a touch of citrus\lemon, refreshing, nothing too special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2498) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. Nice bright clear golden colour with a thin white head that fades. Aroma is Nobel hop, earthy light herbal notes and yeast esters. Nice grainy cereal in the nose as well. Nose is almost German. Flavour is composed of fresh nutty and cereal grains, light lemon zing and chalky mineral. Palate is pretty thin, crisp but refreshing. Dry and chalky in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1267) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2014
Butelka 355ml. OCZY : jest to przejrzyste piwo o kolorze brudnej pomarańczy. Piana jest średniej wielkości i opadając zostawia wzorowy lacing. Kolor piany jest biały. NOS : aromat ziaren niedojrzałego zboża, słodkiego chleba, delikatnie cytrusów i banana. USTA : piwo jest średnio gazowane i delikatnie oleiste o mało gęstej konsystencji. Słodowe nuty przypominają smak ziaren zboża. Piwo kwaśnieje i przy końcu staje się cierpkie. Nuty to cytryna, skórka cytryny i tak jakby delikatnie szczaw. Gorycz jest delikatna. ODCZUCIA : orzeźwiające ale bardzo mało interesujące piwo. Odrobinę ciekawsze od typowego międzynarodowego jasnego lagera. Łatwe w piciu i można go parować z rybami i surowymi warzywami. Takie piwo do sushi. OCENA : smak : 4/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : 0

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gkeh (186) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a clear golden amber color, thick initial head, tight bubbles that dissipate quickly, but leaves decent lacing. Aroma is wheat, grass, and mild fruitiness. Taste is more of the same, mostly wheat and grass. Light body. It’s ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4335) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden color with a white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Herbal, a bit malty and some grassy notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, mild fruity, herbal and mild grassy.
Overall impression: A bit to grassy and herbal for my likings. Otherwise quite ok.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (55) - - JUN 13, 2014
Anchor Summer Beer Bottle - Clear light gold color to it. I got very little head on this one when I poured it. Crisp and a lot of dryness, makes me want to drink a glass of water to wash it down. Very subtle aroma of the malt and carries over on the palate. Flavor lingers a while on this one but not pronounced. Not a bad wheat beer, middle if the road for my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light grains and a bit of wheat with a hint of light fruits underlying. Flavor is similar with sweet light wheat and light grains backed by a hint of light fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1377) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Wheat with suggestions of grass meet the nose while the pour is a clear light amber with a lasting, but thin white head which provides moderate lacing. The taste is malt forward and follows the nose - wheat and yeast. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a good session beer, even if the flavor is somewhat subdued, for a hot summer afternoon of horseshoes.

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