Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flying_pig (1030) - SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2014
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.40):
A real disappointment from Anchor here, particularly given the reputation of the brewery and my past experiences with them with this one being forgettable in almost ever area, not to mention boring and bland as well. Both the taste and smell seemed far to weak and featured too much skunk to make them enjoyable, that couple with the relatively poor mouthfeel makes this a beer I can’t recommend at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
White thin and slighty creamy full lasting head. Dark orange colour. Aroma is moderately hoppy with herbal and grainy notes, slighty fruity (pear). Flavor is moderately malty with fruity (pear, apple and a hint of apricot) and light hoppy tones, ending in a balanced moderately hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
witthatsbier (303) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
yuk tasteless garbage beer ,little aroma bit gassy no flavour don,t bother

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Clear golden orange appearance. Grainy, sweet corn aroma. Taste of lemon, grains, and light floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellowish gold with a nice frothy white head. Aroma of pale malts, wheat and mild citrus hop notes with some fruity esthers. Flavor is spicy wheat, light residual sweetness up front but drys out on the finish. Crisp and refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1061) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Taste is summer wheat, hay, grain, dough and malt. A bit light for my tastes but easy drinking just the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (832) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Just a classic, nothing special but still easy to drink. Lively carbonation and some lemon and grass in the flavor. Hardly any spice to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Served with a lemon wedge. Clear pale yellow, thick nitro style white head. Aroma of lemon (after removal of the wedge) and straw. Taste is lemony and light with a bitter pepper finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nittanytide (239) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured gold in color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma is faint grass. Taste is grass, bread and lemon peel. Buttery mouthfeel. Decent summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious, expressionless, minimally strawy, grainy aroma with a metallic-spicy touch of rusty iron. Taste is minimally metallic, cautiously fruity, hints of mandarine, metallic finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 105

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50