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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
Very clear on the pour. Not a lot of aroma and papery on the palate, if dry. Disappointing.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dacrza (837) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
DATE: 27 August 2016... OCCASION: a beer for relaxation and a thought that Dad continues to recover in the hospital... GLASSWARE: Penn State weizen.... pours a clear, streaming golden body with clumpy, chunky head that mellows to a half-finger rather swiftly.... lacing is cumulus clouds sporadically finger-painted.... heavy cracker pervades, with the expected wheat aspects like bubblegum, funk and candy fighting for depth... palate is textured, with the throat bubbly but soft and drinkable... lemon and orange citrus hint at, surprisingly, creamsicle, while the cracker creates a memorable flavor profile... carrots and other vegetable flavors also... yeasts do not develop much nuance outside of popcorn, although the finish is clean and refreshing... this one is surprising, as I have enjoyed most of what Anchor has offered.... this is not one I would seek out again, with its curious distinctions and uneven flavors... much better wheat ales out there...

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omikr0n (867) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is faint floral hops. Taste is somewhat bitter with old hops, malt and lemon.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Can from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with a thick head of white foam. It has a herbal, lemon and citrus flavour with a gentle grassy, toffee and lemon finish. Ok if a little bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Keg at BD Clerko, 07/07/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off white head. Nose is straw, toasted grain, ligh floral waft, faint citric peel. Taste comprises vanilla essence, tangerine, toasted grain, soft bread, caramel wafer. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop pinch. Decent for style.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
weordie (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours golden with a thin head. Aroma is corny syrup and lager. Ugh tastes like a lager. Awful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (2131) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Aroma: fruity, candy, malty. Taste: sparkling, well carbonated, watermelon and other fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from appellation wines comely bank. Pours clear gold. Nose of lemon, orange, fresh wheat, floral. Taste is smooth, peaches, pear, lovely wheat character. Summer in a can.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2980) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from Wholefoods, Kensington, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Yeasty, wheaty, fruity aroma. Tastes much the same, yeasty, wheaty, fruity, some lemon. Not a great deal happening with this one, nice enough on a hot summers day I’d guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1831) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Fruity but not very intense aroma. Fresh crisp light. Clear golden color. A bit empty in the mouth, watery but still crisp and fresh. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Like it for the freshness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
from a can.Heavy Carbonation. Lots of head. Wheaty, grassy. It was ok but not great.


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