Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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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.

SirHopsAlot's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Not much to this beer at all. Stinky nose and light color. Very light in body. This beer comes off as a little too sour. Very simple American style beer. Not very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz. can. Poured clear golden, foamy lasting white head. Aroma was fresh clean laundry, pine. Taste was lightly sweet, lemon water, light pine. Slight spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mateuszk (2159) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle. Almost clear, golden in colour, small white head. Grassy aroma with touch of citrus. In taste lightly malty with bitter and grassy hoppy finish. Simple beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4438) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Can whilst watching Hell or High Water at Cineworld, Shrewsbury. No comment on appearance as consumed straight from the can. Nice floral lemon citrus aroma. Taste is smooth, wheat, citrus, floral, lemongrass. Nice, easy-going flavourful cinema beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
DATE: 27 August 2016... OCCASION: a beer for relaxation and a thought that Dad continues to recover in the hospital... GLASSWARE: Penn State weizen.... pours a clear, streaming golden body with clumpy, chunky head that mellows to a half-finger rather swiftly.... lacing is cumulus clouds sporadically finger-painted.... heavy cracker pervades, with the expected wheat aspects like bubblegum, funk and candy fighting for depth... palate is textured, with the throat bubbly but soft and drinkable... lemon and orange citrus hint at, surprisingly, creamsicle, while the cracker creates a memorable flavor profile... carrots and other vegetable flavors also... yeasts do not develop much nuance outside of popcorn, although the finish is clean and refreshing... this one is surprising, as I have enjoyed most of what Anchor has offered.... this is not one I would seek out again, with its curious distinctions and uneven flavors... much better wheat ales out there...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omikr0n (871) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is faint floral hops. Taste is somewhat bitter with old hops, malt and lemon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4545) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours golden with a thin head. Aroma is corny syrup and lager. Ugh tastes like a lager. Awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (2563) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Aroma: fruity, candy, malty. Taste: sparkling, well carbonated, watermelon and other fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evilkniamhel (579) - 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.

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