Dogbrick (14019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Dark golden color with a medium thick slightly off-white head. Strong floral aroma with a faint spice presence. Wheaty, citrusy flavor up front that tapered somewhat by the end. Slightly dry, bitter finish. Not as bland as a lot of summer ales but still kind of lackluster. booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Reminded me a bit too much of the Anchor Small Beer. There's an off note at the end that somehow combines with a light refreshing character. Hard to taste the wheat. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 8, 2002
Had one of these out of a bottle at the Old Bag of Nails Pub in Worthington. Fresh and fruity nose of flowers. Pours a light amber with your typical huge dense white and creamy wheat head. The head is fully lasting with great lacing. Starts sweet, the middle is fruity with no acidity. The finish is average with decent bitterness. The refreshing body is light and watery, smooth and creamy, with soft carbonation. The finish feels astringent. Very good brew. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Somewhat faint aroma, what is there is wheat malt and yeast (not the German-style banana/clove yeast). Yellow golden color with a frothy white head. Flavor is very laid-back, with a now rather typical profile -- starts with some mild, lemony citrus flavors, moving quickly to the wheat-malt and a lightly yeasty finish. Aftertaste is pure wheat. Light-bodied, and it is actually pretty refreshing. Not the most flavorful American Wheat, but certainly not an objectionable beer. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Pale, yellow, somewhat effervescent, pretty skunky. Somewhat flat, malty, a bit of woodiness in the finish that was somewhat satisfying but there's not much else to say about it. Definitely worse than Anchor's other offerings.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
less than impressive..........
........ JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Light straw color with a tall white wispy head. I'll be honest and say I am not a big fan of the american wheat style. It lacls the yeast and spiciness of a true weiss. Light in flavor and body. Not a bad summer quencher but there are so many better offerings. IslandHaole (1300) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2002
As I love both wheat beers and Anchor Steam, I was really looking forward to a great beer. Unfortunately it didn't happen. It was decent but just didn't bowl me over the way some wheats do. Not nearly enough spicy citrus flavors to be considered a good wheat. Andrew196 (2015) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Crisp, clean, wheaty indeed...nothing much to it. Just another malty, unoriginal beer. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
First reacions: Is this Anchor Wheat? A nicely crisp ale, refreshing and satisfying on a hot afternoon. Light golden color with snowy white foam. Wheat is apparent in the aroma. Clean mild estery flavors develop. Not my favorite style but a worthy summer thirst quencher.