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RATINGS: 1062   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
In a clear and glistening golden color was poured into your cup Shaker. Its color is interesting for a wheat beer. White Cream little training and low durability. Form discrete bonds in the glass wall along the tasting. Its aroma is citrus with grassy notes, cereals, some malt, fresh hops, rye bread, corn flakes, some fruit, but is of poor tenacity and not stand out. How is a dedicated beer for the summer its drinkability is remarkable in such a slight body, velvety and gently aerated. Taste is clearly Hoppy bitter and spicy with a small base supported by the malt, and some fruits like cherries, raspberries. The finish is a bittersweet watery and reasonable fermentation touch the aftertaste, but still well watered. Honestly I can not really praise this beer for my evaluation and personal taste becomes common and even dull to warm up a bit more in the cup. Should work just fine one afternoon or warm summer night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (979) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
From notes. Found this in my long lost notebook. Enjoyed on September 25. The pour is a dark golden color with a thin white head and no real lacing to be found. The aroma is a bit different for a wheat. It’s got a little bit of a strange sharp booze character to it to go along with the wheat and a strong malt. The flavor is a bit more bitter. I’m not a fan of this. It’s got a strange wheat thing going on with a little bit of an awkward fruit. There isn’t much of a mouth feel, really watery, and the aftertaste is metallic and odd. Not a fan

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Przylus (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 19, 2015

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (447) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2015
355ml bottle into glass. Faint wheat nose, some sweetness. Slightly cloudy golden beer with solid two finger head. Good steady carbonation. Watery body with initial metallic hops followed by a short burst of bubblegum sweetness. Unusual attempt at a lager precursor. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. So the missus decided to drink this before I came over and said it was amazing. Exact words. Now she isn’t the most prolific beer drinker but she generally can taste a quality beer from a half assed effort. I decided to bring over more of these the next time I went around. Well turns out I didn’t dig it anywhere near as much as her. Guess I don’t really drink a great deal of Summer Ales but it didn’t do anything for me. She, however, continues to enjoy it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heman (156) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa złocista, piwo jest lekko mętne. Ładna, intensywna, drobno-pęcherzykowa piana, pozostaje obrączką do końca picia. Zapach to przede wszystkim słody, czuć aromaty zbożowe i kojarzące się ze skórką od chleba. W tle, bardzo delikatne, jasne owoce ( mango, brzoskwinia). Smak to słodowy początek ze skórką od chleba, rozwijający się stopniowo w lekko zaznaczone posmaki ziołowe. Goryczka jest tylko delikatnie zarysowana, ujawniająca się dopiero chwilę po przełknięciu. Piwo jest bardzo lekkie, niemalże wodniste, z kwaskowatymi niuansami. Całość bardzo orzeźwiająca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A light wheat beer that is perfect for summer. Its light looking with a fresh taste and a delightful aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KW92 (285) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 30, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, klarowne. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, krótka.

AROMAT: Słodki zbożowy aromat, płatki kukurydziane, aromat pieczywa, czewrone owoce (czereśnia, malina) i nuty cytrusowe

SMAK: Smak dwuwymiarowy słodowy (zboża) i owocowy (czereśnie, maliny). Wysycenie wysokie. Goryczka niska.

OGÓLNIE: Niestety piwo w tej konwencji wogóle do mnie nie trafia. Zapach jest słaby, a w smaku piwo jest po prostu mdłe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 05.22.14. A: 2 finger head. See through honey/amber. S: Skunky hops. T: Wheat, malt. Flower is subtle. M: Creamy. Pretty watery after a few sips. O: This was somewhat tasteless. It had extremely subtle flavors with almost no hop presence. It only had a little bit of malt presence, which surprised me. I expected that it wouldn’t have been hop-heavy as it comes from an earlier time, but it should have had malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (876) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
35.5cl bottle @ home from Bert’s Bierhuis Oost, Utrecht. Body is clear, golden-orange, Head is small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is fruity, Aroma is honey, tropical fruits, malt, Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is light fruity and hoppy bitter-sweet, average duration. Light body, slightly sticky texture, average carbonation. Very refreshing, easy, tasty light beer.

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