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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.


aspidites' rating

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.


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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
12oz bottle found in the back of my fridge! Pours a completely clouded pale yellow with a small white head. Some wheat, corn, grain and some funky grassy note on the nose. Flavor is similar with sweet corn and some cereal grain, I canít believe this held up as well as it did....

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
I love this stuff. My local 19th hole got this as a mistake many years ago and I went back every night to get more. I am so bummed that Anchor is no longer producing this one as it is one of the best American-brewed Hefeweizens Iíve ever had. Good hearty flavor, rich texture, even better with a slice of orange floating on top.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2239) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Nice wheat beer. An americanized version of the bavarian original. Itís ok. Is clean, with decent body and finish. Just like the bavarians much better. standard appearance. Having this on draft at Bodega Brew Pub, downtown La Crosse, WI.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - 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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
Very bland, a drinkable brew, but so uncharacteristic of a wheat beer, not much flavor, abit sweet, but probably my least favorite Anchor beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
Not a terribly bad beer. A summer wheat beer. Not much to say about it, but it sure isnít a bad one. Give it a try! Wheaty.


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