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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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.

Cajun's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bottle - Light amber slightly pale orange color with thin white head. Aroma of malted wheat and citrus, some floral hints. Nice drinkable light flavor - wheat, sweet citrus fruit, honey, hops. Slightly bitter ending. Good beer while doing yard work, etc.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12 oz Can Clear light yellow golden with a big fluffy white head. Settling to a thin skin that sticks around. An american wheat with a bit more noble hop bite. Rather pilsenerish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1242) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours yellow with a thick white head. Wheat, floral, fruit and yeast aroma. Wheat, floral, banana, apricot, lemon, clove and yeast flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Wheat and banana finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at Hop and Rolla days. Golden color with medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit syrup, wheat. Taste, sweet malt, wheat, candies, Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (3175) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colour, big white head, quickly disappearing. Aroma light citrusy, light yeasty. Taste is lighter still. Very thin, watery, faint hint of caramel, otherwise spicy phenolics. Good but lacking in intensity. Drink very very chilled for best results. Good but not more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av vete, humle, örter, gräs, jord, bröd med toner av tropisk frukt. Torr, lagom sötma, lätt kropp,fin beska. Ett uppfriskande sommaröl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Can. A: Dark gold with a flourishing of bubbles. Huge foamy white head. N: Pine, cracker, earth, wheat, touch of orange zest, grist, grass. T: Lightly bitter and lightly sweet. M: Spritzy carbonation, light body, no alcohol. O: Decent summer beer. Not quite Sierra Nevada Summerfest. Refreshing but not too complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (565) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Typical light gold colour, impressive head of long lasting foam. Nice lacing. Big wheat in the smell, some earthy notes, maybe contributed by both the malt and hops. Sort of spicy taste. Big wheat, very earthy, light lemon, more wheat. Nice. Light bodied, ample carbonation. Easy drinking with plenty of character. I dig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1730) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Can - big foamy head, clear medium gold color, sweet wheat aroma and flavor, moderate earthy hop balance, clean finish, pretty good for a basic wheat ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
355 ml can from the Bishops Cellar. Pours a clear bright golden colour with modest white head. Aroma is spicy hops, wheat and light fruitiness. Flavour is wheaty with nice spicy/floral hoppiness with gentle tree fruit. Softer carbonation. Gently drying finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (730) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Golden colour with a thin white head. Very crisp. Lemony iced tea flavour. Good for a summertime brew.

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