RateBeer
overall
30
46
style
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
<b>Bottle 355ml. @ home.</b>
Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, spicy, chlorine notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. A bit borring like a to old german wheat beer. (060908)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Bitter and slight grassy aroma. Crisp bitter and subdued malt flavoured. Bitter and slight grassy hoppy finish. Simple and thirstquencing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
A yellow beer with a very beutiful huge creamy head. The aroma is sweet fruity with notes of flowers, hops, and grass. The flavor contains notes of honey, wheat, and hints of citrus on a sweet background. The sweetness lingers as the bitterness sets in. The mouthfeel is sweet, soft, and very nice for a summer beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pale amber with a slight haze and a creamy, white dissipating head. Malty aroma with some lightly acidic notes. The body is light and soft with notes of wheat but absolutely no fruit. Dry, crisp and refreshing and as such it works fine as a summer quencher. 201005

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Sweet flavour of malts and caramel with notes of fruits and hops. A bit watery.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour with fluffy slightly off-white head. Aroma is is grains, grass and slightly plastic pipeyish. Flavour is slight fruits, big grassyness and some slight sourish hopping. Not inspiring at all, but indeed refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ Anchor Brewing Company. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a wheaty malty citrus aroma. Sweetish wheat malty flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2010
15th August 2008. Golden hazy beer. Mellow. Smooth with a reasonable hop prescense. Competant and drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle with the wolf and drunk Pidgeon :-)... gold amber ... big bubbly head ... sweet light yeast hop nose ... light grassy fruity ... light dry lhop linger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14044) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, crisp malt, hops and notes of citrus.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 103


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50