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Anchor Wheat Beer: Original Wheat

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The first of a new generation of wheat beers in the US, Original Wheat (5.6%) was introduced in 1984. Exclusively available in the Anchor Craft Originals Pack, this unique re-creation celebrates the rebirth of wheat beer in America.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. The aroma has the typical metallic Anchor house character. Some floral notes, and a little pepper is also there. Transparent golden body with a small, white head present. Kristalweizen? Starts a little metallic and slightly astringent. Becomes a little spicy in the middle, before a bit of an herbal finish. A really interesting beer, as there isn’t much wheat character in this at all. Seems a bit more like their regular Anchor Steam than anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (103) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2014
damn tasty wheat beer....pours pale golden...minimal head....very light lacing....a very smooth bodied beer....refreshing with a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (278) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12oz bottle into an irish pint. Lots of lacing. Smells strongly of wheat. Tastes of wheat, a little citrus/lemon and hops. Bready, light carbonation. Good beer, no off flavors, solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12 oz bottle from Anchor Craft Originals Pack from Safeway Salinas. Nose is bigtime ripe bananas with hints of Boudin’s French bread right off of Fisherman’s Wharf and some very light clove. Clear orange tinged yellow with a medium, heavy lacing pale yellow head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some contrasting banana sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3557) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Aroma is dry wheat, light citrus and slight beery notes. The flavor is citrus, fruit/berries, wheat and a beery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Part of mixed case. Clear honey color with thin white head. Malt and corn in the nose. Crisp hop bite up front and finishes with a light malty profile. A hint of spiciness livens this up. This would be perfect at a summer BBQ for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Sweet wheat aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium thick head. Mild sweet beginning with a tangy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pierresauce (19) - - JAN 3, 2014
According to the insert that comes with the mix pack this is a "modern interpretation of [their] first what beer recipe, which would later be released as [their] seasonal, Anchor Summer Beer." Basically, if you are looking for more ratings for this beer just look up their summer beer. It’s pretty boring, not bad though. Pretty light mouthfeel and taste for a wheat beer, more like a pilsner really. Kind of bitter, but what little aroma it has is nice enough. Buy the mixer, but not for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1321) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tasted from sloped 12oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. This is their newly reintroduced, stronger ABV wheat beer. It poured a slightly hazy golden colour with deep, fluffy white foam. Aromas of grain, French bread, faint flowery hops, pepper, clove. Flavour was smooth and slightly bready, some odd cidery notes. Light-medium body, average carbonation, faint mineral water aspects in the mouthfeel, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (208) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle: Clear, deep gold, with medium head and great persistence. Big estery lift, banana, yeast. Subtle malt and funky yeast lees. Dry, slightly sour and medium bitterness. Medium weight and length. Clean palate. Loads of estery banana flavors. High Carbonation probably giving the acidic to sour feel. Nice and refreshing.

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