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RATINGS: 1050   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (1058) - Dublin, - FEB 3, 2013
Sold as humming ale. 12oz bottle, bought in Dublin. Golden pour, nice frothy white head. What and honey notes in the flavour. Quite light bodied. Not much in the finish. Ho hum

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Przylus (318) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 19, 2015

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (287) - 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 (3372) - 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 (132) - 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 (197) - 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 (193) - 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 (274) - - 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 (681) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a Foothills glass A: Clear yellow/gold Tight low white head. Almost no visible carbonation. Clarity surprising for a wheat beer. Lace collar holds well. S: Wheat, I guess. Grain. T: Sharp, citrusy hops. Crisp, fresh wheat. Tastes fairly much like beer. M: Very light with good carbonation feel despite none seen. Crisp, clean though kind of wet finish O: Pretty good beer for a wheat. I do not like wheat beer so take this review with a grain of salt. This is fairly nice and probably my favorite one but that’s not saying much. Won’t buy again but glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (405) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Anchor Brewing is well known for outstanding beers and the Summer Beer doesn’t disappoint. from its sem-cloudy golden appearance to its awesome clean aroma, it is another winner for them. The taste is sooth with an overwhelming drinkability. lightly carbonated and pours with a small head. this is a must try if Anchor products are available in your neighborhood.

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