Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by GMB:
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A standard pour of Anchor Steam Beer yields a medium amber brew and a slightly off-white head with less staying power than expected. Golden highlights appear when the beer is held against a backlight. Carbonation is moderate.
The nose is less impressive than I recall, but nonetheless inviting. Toasty malts are clean and up front. Lingering in the background are some musty, grassy hops; no herbal or floral qualities are appreciable.
Balanced bitterness is the key to this beer's flavor profile. Bittering hops immediately assert themselves, and blend with toasted grain flavors to create woody, rustic flavors. Damp hay, freshly cut lumber, and just a hint of apple cider on the back end.
The mouthfeel is slightly astringent, but the beer's fullness nicely complements its earthy flavors, and a whirl around the tongue kicks up some respectably dense foam.
Overall, a much better beer than I remember. This is what hoppy bitterness is supposed to do to a beer's taste. I could drink these all day long.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 17:44:55 | More by GMB
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3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens ok. Pours a good 1" head that stays for a bit
S- Malt and yeast. Pretty smooth on the nose. Hint of grapefruit
T- Malty good. Not too roasted at all but lots of it. Touch of hops that are overpowered by the aforementioned malt!
M- Dry and crisp
- Ok. Nothing special and will not buy again. Don't get me wrong it's not bad, just nothing special that's all
This ok beer went well with... Hamburgers. I don't use a lot of toppings so for me it's meat and bun off the BBQ
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 17:05:33 | More by DaveBar
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,507 ratings.