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Anchor Wheat Beer 3.9% (-2008)

 (RETIRED)
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49
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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Thin body with some yeasty characteristics. Definitely a an american wheat rather than a german one. Nothing particularly exciting to say about this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 A wonderfully crisp, refreshing wheat ale that draws upon many of the fine qualities of a pilsner, while adding a subtle ale character. Wheat malt, subtle lemon and apple fruitiness as well as a little honey precede a great crisp dry finish. It looks great too with impressive carbonation, clear filtered body and solid white foam. A quintessential summer brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2001
This review is going from memory. I recall having this brew back around 1988. It was probably the first wheat beer I had tried. I do remember it having quite a distinct spicy, clove-like flavor, much like a Bavarian Weizen. Judging from the recent reviews however, it seems these tasty qualities are lacking in the current release. Id love to try it again, but its not available here in N. FL.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mwendt99 (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2001
A real disappointment. Quite an ordinary light ale.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2001
My kingdom for some flavor! Yeah, its got a pretty head. But it was basically water to my taste buds--there might have been a hint of malt on the palate, but it was too faint to distinguish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2220) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2001
Quick floral nose, yellow fizz w/ good head retention, bitter fairly dry, clean but not crisp.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2000
A very good wheat beer, big wheat and malt nose upon resting, decent hop bite, very refreshing.


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