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RATINGS: 1111   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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2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
travizan (2) - - JUL 9, 2013
salty, very bitter, lightly sour, golden, thin feel, bitter, bread, alcohol,


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Can from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with a thick head of white foam. It has a herbal, lemon and citrus flavour with a gentle grassy, toffee and lemon finish. Ok if a little bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Keg at BD Clerko, 07/07/16. Clear golden blonde with a decent off white head. Nose is straw, toasted grain, ligh floral waft, faint citric peel. Taste comprises vanilla essence, tangerine, toasted grain, soft bread, caramel wafer. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop pinch. Decent for style.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
weordie (755) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours golden with a thin head. Aroma is corny syrup and lager. Ugh tastes like a lager. Awful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Aroma: fruity, candy, malty. Taste: sparkling, well carbonated, watermelon and other fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (401) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from appellation wines comely bank. Pours clear gold. Nose of lemon, orange, fresh wheat, floral. Taste is smooth, peaches, pear, lovely wheat character. Summer in a can.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2903) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from Wholefoods, Kensington, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Yeasty, wheaty, fruity aroma. Tastes much the same, yeasty, wheaty, fruity, some lemon. Not a great deal happening with this one, nice enough on a hot summers day I’d guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adasko (1778) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Fruity but not very intense aroma. Fresh crisp light. Clear golden color. A bit empty in the mouth, watery but still crisp and fresh. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Like it for the freshness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tristanlaugher (151) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
from a can.Heavy Carbonation. Lots of head. Wheaty, grassy. It was ok but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (677) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2016
Can. Clear golden orange with a light mostly last lasting thin lacy white head. Aroma is of oranges, citrus, wheat, pine, hint of exotic fruits. Taste is of wheat, pepper, citrus, oranges, floral. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2299) - 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.


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