Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by MJR:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours an amber-red color with copper edges. The head was huge to start with, because I poured down the center of the glass, but shrank to a solid, 3/4' cap with good lacing.
Smell: Lots of esters and fruitiness balanced with a good dose of hops.
Taste: Carrys over that balance of sweet malt and fruit and hop bitterness from the nose. The hop flavor is a bit on the coarse side...I like that. Finishes more to the bitter side.
Mouthfeel: Fairly medium bodied with a mouthfeel that bounces back and forth from oily and juicy, to dry and crisp.
Drinkability: Very good. It's modest alcohol, lighter body, and fairly simple flavor profile make this an easy choice.
While it may not be on anybody's 'Best of' list, it's a rock-solid and dependable brew that never fails to please. The granddaddy and precursor of all American micros.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2003 16:22:34 | More by MJR
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
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