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Anchor Wheat Beer 3.9% (-2008)

Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
STOP! This beer is no longer made. If you had a bottle recently, it is the new Original Wheat version available in the Anchor mixed case.

It is light golden color with decent head formation and a very crisp, wheaty nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aroams of bread, fruit and spices. Flavors of orange, spice and some hints of citrus hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2005
I can see why Anchor retired this one, a so-so ale with little but its creamy thick head to redeem it. The aroma is a soft caramel and wheat, a little musty. Thin and slightly oily to the palate, the flavor is mildly sweet wheat with a modest bitter, sour finish. I don’t know where the folk at Sal’s found this, but they could have kept it hidden for my visit.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2004 On tap. Poured a light yellow with a white head. Subtle aromas and tastes of wheat, fruits and lemons. Thinner body. Nothing special about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2004
This is certainly a unique rendition of an american wheat, but not a satisfying one. The flavor is bland with mild sweetness and no complexity. Bitter hops, though not strong, dominate the palate and little else is detectable. It pours crystal clear and copper/yellow with a white head. Oddly it smells pretty good but fails to translate into flavor. I expect better from Anchor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fly (1464) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Damn. As high as my appreciation is for Anchor, this one just does NOT do it for me. Thin, watery body and just not much beyond that. Recall those many years ago when I first got all excited about seeing it come in ... and then I tried it. Professed lover of the German style. Or other more aggressive American (or Belgian) styles. I'll go for a Liberty, though ....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
haddon90 (1619) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Bottle. Pale yellow colored. Same damn thing as the Summer. Not good. Some wheat and malt in the aroma. No great taste. Very thin flavor. Not that great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23731) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
Bottled. Pale yellow. Light bodied and smooth with notes of vanilla. Unspectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2003
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Brilliantly clear beer. Smells lightly wheaty with a bit of grain in the nose. Very clean tasting with a light sweetness that finishes the beer off. A bit of wheat type grain flavor as well. Not too much to this beer, no flaws but not much character either.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2003
Pours a clear light amber, significant head, but minimal aroma - some wet malt and slight orange zest, but not much. Flavours are very thin - could be considered mild, but this one seems to be more lacking any real flavour at all. Sour raisins, wet wheat and cardboard are about all I could find.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Pours a very light yellow color with a thin white head. Very light and crisp, slightly sweet with a dry finish. A refreshing change from all of the typical American wheats, except its really a little bland.

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