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RATINGS: 1102   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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOne (301) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2013
It’s drinkable, but it’s boring. It’s biggest plus is that it is unusually effervescent - a little tingly on the tongue. There are no real off notes. It looks nice. It goes down easy. No funky aftertaste. I suppose, one could say that it is very well crafted, just not to my taste.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle at home as Anchor Summer Beer. Clear golden, light amber hue, white head. Big grain, corn, malts, distant mold, ground bitter. Light sweet and under medium bitter. About medium bodied with a slick feel and quite some carbonation spicing it up. Nice refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (862) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Spours a nice crisp clear yellow color, (thought most wheat beers are hazy) but with nice wonderful, white, fluffy head! Can’t put my finger on the aroma, not a fan though. Nice crisp clean, crushable brew!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrooveDaddy (21) - Bham, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Can (6-pack), Exxon gas station, Hoover, Alabama. A nice, refreshing beer with a little more hops than most summer-wheat style beers, but not too biting on the palate. I’d like to apply a quote from Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow here - "Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no point in coming up for air, gulp, til it’s all-hahhh."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalNHopHead (1205) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 30, 2016
Anchor’s Summer Wheat is good match for lawnmower season. It’s a heady yellow beer with a light wheat aroma and quite a bit of visible carbonation. Grainy flavors of straw and bread with some herbal hops closer to the finish. Creamy feel that ends with dryness. Not the most complex beer, but certainly easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (435) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a medium yellow with a thick creamy head that leaves a thin ring with slight surface foam and lacing. The nose is weak lemon. The body is light. Taste is lemon and light malt. Clean, crisp, and lingering bitter aftertaste .12 oz can More cans!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrNosha (1383) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
12oz Flasche. Orange klare Farbe, luftiger weisser Schaum. Es duftrt nach Weizen und Karamell. Um Antrunk Hopfen, dann Karamell.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBlessing (694) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Leuchtendes orange gelb schöner schaum, Geruch harziger duft, frischer Geschmack mit schönem bitteren finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (239) - - APR 14, 2016
Clear yellow with thick frothy head. Light aroma of hay, honey and lemon. Taste is similar, very light in flavor, but with grapefruit in the finish. Kinda watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Augdraught1981 (261) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a clear gold with neutral & clean grain aromas. The body is expectedly smooth and light, with a light sweetness & grain in the background, almost a little citrusy as well. Finishes with a grainy bitterness, like a macro light beer. Very light and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/5/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Céréales, blé, léger de houblon herbeux, notes de levures fruitées (agrumes).
Goût : Entrée de bouche : notes de levures fruitées (agrumes). Une dominante de blé et de céréales est présente avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi qu’avec des traces de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : très légèrement huileuse. Finale : plutôt courte, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de céréales.


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