SevenPack Beer Blog
Ben - June 18, 2006

Anchor Summer Beer

Anchor SummerIf there’s one season whose beers I love, it’s summertime. Summer generally brings a host of crisp, airy wheat beers. The summer beer from Anchor is no exception. This is an interesting beer, as it considers itself a wheat beer, but it is actually a hybrid, using about 50% of it’s malts from malted wheat. Altogether, this makes a rather tasty beer. The pour is of a typical pilsner, maybe – temperate golden with a malt white head. The taste is good, exhibiting tastes of sweet citrus, zesty lemon rind, mild hops, and a metallic hint. This beer leaves behind a more substantial aftertaste than I usually except from this genre – a slight metal that clings to the top back of the mouth. Nevertheless, this is quite crisp and rather quenching. I enjoy most Anchor beers, including this one. While it isn’t the best summer ale I’ve had, I’m altogether pleased.