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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.


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.

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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Is this a wheat beer? Tastes pretty good, but I wouldnít try it again. Good summer drinking beer, but not enough flavor for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2158) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2001
Quick floral nose, yellow fizz w/ good head retention, bitter fairly dry, clean but not crisp.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2003
Thin and only slightly hazy, this highly carbonated beer is light on the palate, a bit lemony, and very refreshing. I usually prefer the thicker, heartier American wheats, but this is a nice changeup, light on everything including alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2219) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Pours with a clear golden body topped by a medium thick white sustaining head that leaves a good amount of lace. Slightly sweet malt aroma with a slightly lemony hop accent. Not a nose charateristic of a wheat beer. Sweet yet sour fruity (apple) flavor with lemony notes. Good but not characteristic of a wheat. Light bodied and tingling on the tongue from the carbonation.


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