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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40836) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34666) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (26202) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2010
15th August 2008. Golden hazy beer. Mellow. Smooth with a reasonable hop prescense. Competant and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Served with a lemon wedge. Clear pale yellow, thick nitro style white head. Aroma of lemon (after removal of the wedge) and straw. Taste is lemony and light with a bitter pepper finish.

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