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Anchor Wheat Beer 3.9% (-2008)

 (RETIRED)
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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.


2.9
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, 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.

3.2
   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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, 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 ....

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Soft nose of grain and mild citrus. Slight DMS, clean quaffing brew. Nice hot weather brew.

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.

3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Sampled this quite a while ago and just getting to my review now. Pale light gold--clear--with a loose white head. A light grainy aroma with a hint of yellow citrus in the background. Very light body with good crispness, soft hops and wheat malt flavor characteristics.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Poured a pale straw color with a foamy, bright white head that shrunk to a thin sheet in moments. The nose was sweet and musty with caramel, wheat, rice and corn. The taste started with an wheaty/oakiness followed by a welcome sweetness that tried to balance out the unpleasant, astringent-esque, wooddiness. The end had a dark tasting bitterness and was followed by a mustiness that seemed to last from beginning to end. The mouthfeel was light and the CO2 was a little coarse. Although light and drinkable, I had no desire to try this again. A disappointing offering from Anchor. Maybe my expectations were too high.


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