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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 this—combined with the distinctive flavor of the wheat—makes 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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booyaatribe (450) - 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.

4
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.

2.8
Indra (2711) - 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.

2.5
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.

2.8
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
less than impressive........................................

2.7
JPDIPSO (6262) - 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.

3
IslandHaole (1291) - 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.

2.6
Andrew196 (1976) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Crisp, clean, wheaty indeed...nothing much to it. Just another malty, unoriginal beer.

3.3
BeerLimey (2154) - 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.

2.9
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Pale straw color; Pretty pure white head that had somoe impressive lasting power; Mild wheaty smell. A little too mild for my tastes- quenching yes, but no depth.


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