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RATINGS: 1027   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (62) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6616) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1430) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Clear amber with persistent thin white head. Aroma slightly under-roasted-malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (1701) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is light malt, light body, medium/light carbonation, and some big bubble lacing. Taste is malty, grainy, with a crispness. Not my kind of wheat beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
330ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Rating from January 2014. Refreshing, light and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Some bread yeast, comes together ok. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sourness. Citrus. Tap at Summerfest DC.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2112) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Can’t believe the low ratings, this is how a wheat ale should be done. Tight creamy head and clear golden body, light malt aroma, nice bready taste, velvety mouthfeel. Near perfectly crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2572) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/1/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight grassy/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale. Good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (925) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a bright golden with a ring of off white head. Aroma of malts and pine. Taste similar.


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