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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,083 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4083
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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Jsteez

China

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was poured into a dimpled mug.

A-Medium amber with a deep orange hue. Nice tan foamy head that didn't last longer than 2 minutes. A little lacing left on the glass. A thin head remained on the surface of the beer. Moderate carbonation.

S-I could smell caramel malt and trace barley hops. Not a lot in the nose, pretty basic.

T-Nice and crisp malt hoppiness up front with an undertone of caramel malt. The finish was dry with a bitter taste from the hops. Quite a sessionable beer to have any time of year.

M-It is on the lighter side with a crisp, clean feel. The amount of carbonation created a more satisfying journey.

Overall- I bought a couple of these from the store to enjoy after work. It feels good to have a lighter beer to enjoy during the early fall months. This is an above average brew that is worth a try. If you like English Bitters, then this brew is for you.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 14:00:18 | More by Jsteez
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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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S: Mild bready, grainy malt. Maybe a little grassy? Almost smells a bit like corn.

T: Yep, definitely a bit grassy. Like wet hay. Grainy, bready malt. Lingering grass in the after with the lightest hint of tartness and bitterness.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,083 ratings.