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RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anchor Summer is the first American wheat beer in modern times. Our first brew of this light and refreshing beer was in the summer of 1984.

Anchor Summer is an all-malt beer, and over 50% of its malt comes from malted wheat. It is fermented with a Triticum aestivum, AKA wheat traditional top-fermenting "ale" yeast because we prefer the clean flavors developed by this yeast. We believe that this style best celebrates the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. You may notice that the head on this beer is unusually abundant, with a consistency similar to whipped egg whites. This is due to protein contributed by the wheat.

The brewers at Anchor are proud to have revived not only rich hearty dark beers, but also this light crisp style of a modern American wheat beer.

Wheat malt contributes to an unusual lightness and dryness to the palate, and thiscombined with the distinctive flavor of the wheatmakes for a perfect thirst-quenching beverage. It is the ideal drink for beer lovers who appreciate tradition and character in their beer, but also seek a lighter, refreshing style, perfect for warm weather.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (264) - - APR 14, 2016
Clear yellow with thick frothy head. Light aroma of hay, honey and lemon. Taste is similar, very light in flavor, but with grapefruit in the finish. Kinda watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Augdraught1981 (265) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a clear gold with neutral & clean grain aromas. The body is expectedly smooth and light, with a light sweetness & grain in the background, almost a little citrusy as well. Finishes with a grainy bitterness, like a macro light beer. Very light and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (3281) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dguste le 7/5/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dore. Apparence : claire.
Arme : Crales, bl, lger de houblon herbeux, notes de levures fruites (agrumes).
Got : Entre de bouche : notes de levures fruites (agrumes). Une dominante de bl et de crales est prsente avec une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi quavec des traces de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : trs lgrement huileuse. Finale : plutt courte, compose dune lgre amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de crales.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (3212) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Somewhat hazy orange with a medium white head. Light to medium body. Some bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, citrus, grass and herbs. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gavmcg92 (10) - - FEB 6, 2016
Fantastic dark red colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast and hay. Slightly citrus hints with a dryish finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Nice amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of wheat, some yeast, & hay/grain; Flavor of wheat, hops, citrus, and some grain; Finish is slightly bitter; Not bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (8350) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 4.2011 The beer is round and fruity. citrus, smooth. Fresh, round, smooth, nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3756) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Gold with a fluffy white head. Gentle wheaty aroma with lemon, grass, some pepper. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Grainy with some apricots and lemon, pepper and some cloves at the moderately bitter finish. Refreshing on a warm night.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1933) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 20, 2015
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has bread crust and wheat malt, maybe also some faint grassy hops. Taste is a bit more hoppy, but the wheat is still dominating. Slightly on the sweet side but still refreshing and easy to drink. Body is medium and has good carbonation. Maybe a bit too heavy for a summer beer but overall its decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (466) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
Kpt p SB. Ebenholts- svart frg med smutsgr skumkrona. Doft av mrk tofe och rostad malt. Fyllig st och ntig smak. Rund smak av ntter, rsocker, tofe, sirap och rostad malt.


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