Monday, July 13, 2015

Anchor Brewing Company Summer Wheat

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Anchor Brewing Company Summer Wheat.

From the Anchor Brewing Company website: “The crisp, clean flavors of Anchor Summer® Wheat are refreshingly light, a thirst-quenching American-style filtered wheat beer.

Released each year in advance of the summer season, Anchor Summer® Wheat is an all-malt craft beer, with over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat. It is fermented with a traditional top-fermenting "ale" yeast, yielding a clean, balanced flavor that highlights the refreshingly light flavor of malted wheat. The head is unusually abundant due to the natural protein deposits of wheat, with a thick consistency similar to meringue.

First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor Summer® Wheat is the first American wheat beer in modern times. Anchor Summer® Wheat is intended to be a lighter beer for those who don’t want to sacrifice historic tradition or character.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a bright and clear straw color with a large dense white head and lots of spotty lacing.
Aroma: Wheat, sweet bready malts, citrus and some biscuit.
Taste: Wheat, citrus, sweet bready malts, crackery malts and yeast.
Overall: Crisp and refreshing, Anchor Brewing Company Summer Wheat is excellent.  This 4.5% ABV offering has a clean finish and drinks easy.  A nice session beer. I’m on my second six pack.


Mark Harvey

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