Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by AnIrishCroi:
2.08/5 rDev -46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I flew into San Francisco airport and was stuck waiting for my "lost" baggage so I decided to have the amulet beer of northern Cali.
A: Clear, golden amber. LOTS of carbonation. Solid white head with good retention, lacing.
S: Malty, overwhelming yeast - sweet, nutty.
T: This is where I was shocked and disappointed, up to this point it seemed like a promising beer. Heavy malts. Extremely bitter, almost metallic. There wasn't much flavor, more so was just an assault on my tastebuds.
M: Light bodied, in the realm of BMC... leaves palate quickly, leaves mouth dry.
O: I was disappointed with this beer. Tasted incredibly bitter and not refreshing at all. I would put it on par with Bud/Miller but not as neutral.
I'll need to try again because there is no way this beer is as famous and world renowned as it is if it tastes as I had it. I was hoping by being in the hometown it would result in an above par experience but that was not the case.
Serving type: on-tap
01-16-2012 01:44:57 | More by AnIrishCroi
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3.24/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz into a conical pint.
A - Orangey- gold with a hint of chill haze. Not much head, but a decent short-lived lace.
S - BLAND. Not much muchness. But not terrible. A hint of something resembling a respectable beer.
T - Very fruity with wildflowers.
M - Dry fruit and some... thing.
O - Begging forgiveness. Not at all familiar with California Steam beer. This just wasn't bad at all. It's like my opinion of Belgian beers: they just have their own little thing going on. My first impression? Honestly? "So this is what happens when you ale a lager!" Give me another try next summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 00:23:15 | More by TheVenerableMead
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
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