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RATINGS: 1091   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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1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ghawener (1549) - San Salvador, - AUG 25, 2008
Drank with ramenen & rsamayoa. Bottle: Disappointing, thin, light, little taste. Weak body.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gavmcg92 (10) - - FEB 6, 2016
Fantastic dark red colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast and hay. Slightly citrus hints with a dryish finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Nice amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of wheat, some yeast, & hay/grain; Flavor of wheat, hops, citrus, and some grain; Finish is slightly bitter; Not bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 4.2011 The beer is round and fruity. citrus, smooth. Fresh, round, smooth, nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3170) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a fluffy white head. Gentle wheaty aroma with lemon, grass, some pepper. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Grainy with some apricots and lemon, pepper and some cloves at the moderately bitter finish. Refreshing on a warm night.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (601) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 20, 2015
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has bread crust and wheat malt, maybe also some faint grassy hops. Taste is a bit more hoppy, but the wheat is still dominating. Slightly on the sweet side but still refreshing and easy to drink. Body is medium and has good carbonation. Maybe a bit too heavy for a summer beer but overall it’s decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (237) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Köpt på SB. Ebenholts- svart färg med smutsgrå skumkrona. Doft av mörk tofe och rostad malt. Fyllig söt och nötig smak. Rund smak av nötter, råsocker, tofe, sirap och rostad malt.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
partchapol (84) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Smell of lemon, citrus, come in pale yellow poured with thick white foam, taste bland, somewhat sour but refreshing orange, slight bitter, slight slimy, yeasty finish. Good for summer, just ok for other seasons

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1132) - CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Appearance: clear deep gold with one finger of loose ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: floral/herbal, pale malt, light wheat, light citrus. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively to moderate carbonation, crisp finish. (3/5) Not a lot of hefe/wheat character in this. Definitely a thirst-quenching, hot weather summer-style beer. Fine for what it is, as long as you don’t go into it expecting to be challenged. (12/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 4 2017 Pours almost clear golden liquid, small frothy white head, Aroma: nice floral, malty, light herbal, Taste: ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8522) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at Beer Garden, The Hague. Pours clear orange with a big white head. Aroma of light yeast, wheat, citrus, sharp light fruits, dough and a little malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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