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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,077 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4077
Reviews: 1815
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 RedSpecial1:
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RedSpecial1

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly off copper/amber color. With a nice sized off-white head that slowly dissolves towards the center leaving an interesting looking bit of foam floating on top of the beer.

It has an interesting smell, with yeast coming through pretty strong as well as some caramel and malts, and a faint bit of citrus.

The taste is smooth and refreshing. The yeast doesn't taste as strong as it smells, and actually you get a little bit of bitterness along with a slight citrus taste.

This beer has a pretty good mouthfeel, although the carbonation is just a touch more than what I usually prefer. A very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 00:05:02 | More by RedSpecial1
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A - Light translucent amber with a pretty white head that dissipates.

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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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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 4,077 ratings.