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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Faint sweet aroma, clean wheat flavor. Itís nothing special, even a trifle light, but itís a good easy beer thatíd taste great on a hot summer day.

   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

slightly cloudy yellow, good head, some lace, generally flavorless with just a touch of hops at the aftertaste

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.3/5.0
Score: 4
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Pours golden and clear with a fizzy head. Smells of caramel, some wheat, hints of underlying sweetness. Tastes crisp and dry with just a hints of underlying sweetness but otherwise not much else to speak of. Mouthfeel is thin with a finish that is crisp. Inoffensive and bland compared to just about all their other offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Golden color with a tall long lasting head. Wheat malt and bittering hops aroma. Lifeless wheat malt/biscuit flavor that finishes overpoweringly bitter. Not a flavorful bitterness a caffine type bitterness. A honey type dry finish.

   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 donít know where the folk at Salís found this, but they could have kept it hidden for my visit.

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   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 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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
Faint sweet nose. Very clean dry taste.Would be fine on a hot day.

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