Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Re review of a beer I've become more fond of over the past few months.
A: Pours a rust orange with excellent transparency. Carbonation is moderate to lively, with large bubbles racing to the surface. Two fingers light beige head. While not rocky, there is moderate to heavy lacing on the glass. Sounds fizzy.
S: Malt syrup, stone fruit, honey suckle and a sweet doughy biscuit like quality.
T: Rush of malt in the front, along with same biscuit like doughy characteristics. Tart fruit, touch of all spice, maybe a hint of raw tobacco, and heather honey. The bittering aspect is almost medicinal. I've heard the Alstrom Brothers use aspirin before. This seems to fit the bill. The beer bitters and dries while still maintaining a small line of floral sweetness. Finishes fairly dry.
M: Truly awesome mouthfeel. Carbonation is lively enough to keep things interesting. Great balance.
O: The microbrew industry has exploded in the past 15 years. And yet this consistently grabs my attention more than anything else on the market. So easy, so flavorful, so drinkable. I've drank this beer on the beach and paired it with Christmas cuisine. Not many beers can stand up to the task of being so delicious and so multi faceted. Love this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2012 08:17:30 | More by McStagger
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