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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,085 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4085
Reviews: 1816
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%


Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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Reviews by DoktorZee:
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ML bottle into a large pint glass. Best before date on the bottle listed as July 2011 (a long, long time away).

A - pours a light copper, with very slight cloudiness. The small head goes away quickly and cleanly. Not a lot of obvious carbonation.

S - really hard to pick anything significant out - a slight hint of toasty malt lingers in the background, but nothing else I can detect.

T - not a lot up front, but then a slight hoppiness followed by a distinct bitterness. A very slight hint of iron at the end.

M - nice mouthfeel, a light shot of carbonation off the start smoothing out to accentuate the bitterness.

D - quite drinkable - many of these could go down in an evening.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 23:03:06 | More by DoktorZee
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A - Light translucent amber with a pretty white head that dissipates.

S - Bready malt with some fruitiness.

T - Dry bread malt followed by earthy tones with some hops, could use more IMO.

M - Medium body with crisp hitting carbonation but not overly carbonated. Dry feeling.

O - I'm a local and have been drinking and enjoying this since before I was a beer snob, however, older and with a more refined palate, this beer is only slightly above average for me. Not saying I wont enjoy more in the future, but Anchor Steam I'm sad to say is mediocre. Anchors other beers are great, though!

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,085 ratings.