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Monday, May 5, 2008

Summer in America

Anchor Summer Beer:

This is an awesome summer brew. The distinctly American taste is certainly wheat, but the body is even lighter than most wheat beers. Instead of a bready, unfiltered wheatiness, this clean taste and light body remind me of a farmhouse ale with a clean, crisp taste. I wouldn't be surprised if there were citrusy elements (maybe a little lemon zest) involved since Anchor Summer is quite thirst quenching. I guess that's what makes it a good summer brew, huh?

Anchor never seems to miss. I understand that here in the capital of FermentNation, this California beauty is relatively rare and here in limited release. Go out of your way to pick this up. Grab a warm case and save it for some choice barbecue. I recommend this beer for people with an interest in going a little lighter in the summer, but who don't like to sacrifice quality. But use it sparingly. Don't waste it on people who would drink it just because of the distinct bottle, or who only drink the nicer stuff when somebody else brings it, or who can't tell the difference between a true summer beer (with a beautiful golden color, rich frothy head, dry and satisfying flavor and light body that would go spectacularly with fish...) and the shiny cans in the styrofoam cooler.

No, save it for a beer snob bbq or for converting a truly willing candidate. Or screw 'em all and drink Anchor Summer all by yourself. Works for me.

Anchor Summer Beer:

Representation: 1.0
Accessibility: 1.0
Style: .90
Personal Preference: .90

Total Score: 3.8 Flags

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