aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours light amber with a white head. aroma is sweet, some caramel, some citrus. taste is refreshing, light, citrus and wheat. there is good carbonation, but not much depth in flavour. its nice enough, but nothing special.
GarrettB (899) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 17th, 2012 - A summer beer for a summer day. Sometimes the weather lets you kick back and ignore the rigors of rating beers. Yep - itís a heavy burden, scrawling down notes and judging the work of others. Someone has to do it. But we unsung heroes on Ratebeer and elsewhere deserve breaks too. /sarcasm When reviewing this beer, I tried to think heavily about the context. A lighter beer, no matter how artfully crafted, is unlikely to fare well on a slow, droopy and snowy day. But by the same token, a light beer might benefit unduly by being enjoyed on a seasonal summer day, when sweat and sun fatigue lower a drinkerís inhibitions even before his or her BAC spikes. So, with a fair and objective eye, I approached Anchorís Summer beer, which promised a lighter drinking experience, and also one that transcends other pale brews. The color is light and colden, closer to a faded dandelion, and topped with a thin off-white head, supported by crowds (nay, hordes!) of bubbles. A drizzle of honey and white grapes coalesce in the aroma, but itís a more powerful scent than what I usually catch in well made lagers. The scent of freshly baked and cut bread crust wafts from the glass too, causing me to check my dinner schedule to see how far away I am from the prospect of a roll. The carbonation is solid, but not so much that it masks the flavor, which begins quiet and neutral with a slight sweetness with the grape, and then swells to a yeastier flavor with all the tastes of a yeasty slice of white bread - sourdough maybe? Itís tasty and refreshing, and while there are better light beers out there for a summer seasonal, this seems to have carved a flavor profile of its own.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow with small head. Aroma of malt, light hops. Taste is very light hops, wheaty character and little malt. Bought in desember so maybe out of date. Mediocre
znawca (19) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Bier & Co. Poor, very slight aroma of hay and bread. No sign of hops (not a downside in this case). Alcohol insensible. Color of bright amber or dark gold. Rather clear. Rich, but rather frothy head. Sweat, very light bitter.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane liquor. From the stubbie. Nose is quite malt driven - biscuit and toffee. Small amount of grapefruit there. Not real summery. Taste is dry biscuit malt driven. Wouldn't call this a summer beer. Pretty approachable though none the less
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beerfest5 (1026) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bland style for the most part, and a bland interpretation. I understand that when temperature reach boiling point that I donít want a full flavored beer, but I want some flavor. Sparkling water.
Blade86 (437) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden clear, big falling to small and moderately long lasting white foam; citrus, floral, malty aroma; malty taste: medium bitterness with light(+) sweetness; medium body, thin feel, quite lively carbonation, long bitter slightly tartish finish;
Overall: refreshing, drinkable, good
Neorej80 (25) - - DEC 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Light white head, vanishes quickly. Smell of malts. First it has a bit of chery taste, but 2nd zip tastes like regular beer or lager. Well ok, itís called Summer Beer, but i was expecting a bit more from this brewery.
cagou007 (241) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white head. Aromas are grass, lemon and citrus. Creamy texture and lively carbonation. Medium bitter finish. Not really aromatic, but quite balanced. It reminds me czech pils.
boto (1797) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a crystal clear, lighter golden color. There was a very small white head on it and minimal lacing. The aroma is OK. Earthy hops, some malts, some citrus. The taste is OK also. Some spice, wheat, citrus, earthy hops. A good summer beer.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Pretty tasteless and boring beer. There are no bad flavors just not much flavor at all. Best ice cold after mowing the lawn in the summer.