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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours a clear yellow with a little white head. Aroma is light and floral. The flavor is also light, a little grass with some citrus and wheat. A very drinkable beer. 12 oz. bottle.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Can from the State Store
Pours clear golden with a big white head, good lacing. Aroma of wheat, dough and grassy. Taste is doughy, grassy, yeast, tea with a bitter finish
Ok but I wouldn’t buy another one

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigda83 (415) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Can. Pours a clear golden color with massive white foamy head. Overly carbed and started pouring out when it was opened. Aroma was pretty non-existant. Hints of hay, light citrus. Flavor had straw, light lemon, grass, earthy, bready. Didn’t blend well though, not something I enjoyed. Light body and thin texture. Very overly carbed. Dry to finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1676) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Another light pour with a fluffy white head. Almost zero aroma aside from a bit of malts. Flavor is incredibly light and the beer has a weird sour aftertaste. It just didn’t turn out well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauroruellas (240) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2015
Dourada,límpida,translúcida,espuma cremosa com boa formação e duração,turbidez média/baixa;aroma herbáceo,cítrico(limão) e fermento;sabor suave,refrescante segue o aroma,leve amargor e azedume complementam,drinkability média/boa,final seco e um pouco azedo. Cerveja leve,boazinha,mas nada alem disso.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (202) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Refreshing summer beer. I don't get as much wheat flavor as I would like tastes more like a light pilsner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours pale gold with a frothy white head. Clumpy lacing. Nose is wheat, honey, caramel, copper. Light mouthfeel. Immediate clove, herbal hops and prominent green apple. A little grainy malt. Finishes dry and a little sour. No other Hefe aspects besides the clove. Definitely a wheat ale, albeit pretty strange.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Clarkdvm (263) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Can in Florida. Smells awful, like stale urine. Average flavor. Definite wheat- bit over the top

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3353) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2015
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview ("Anchor Summer Wheat"). Amber pour with big fluffy white head. . Aroma of light grain and citrus. Tastes are sweet wheat, little earthy. Not a lot going on. Nice creamy medium palate. 6.6

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (443) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Light, watery and somewhat flavorless brew what is not without merit for them hot days. Tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015
Can as Anchor Summer Wheat. Very sharp and clean straw blonde pour with two fingers of tight white head. Nose is bready with some grassy notes and an earthy malt profile. A light buttery/cooked peach sweetness in the nose and flavor. Bready with notes of wet hay and grass. Light bodied and soft on the finish.


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