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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,517 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,517
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 286 | FT: 1
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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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good old 8th street wine & liquor store brought some of this in. Heard lots about it, let's see if the hype holds.

Not sure where all the hazy reviews came from. My bottle poured a slight copper color with a head that showed some good retnetion, but no lacing.

Rich, bready malt with a hint of caramel to it. Spicy hops linger in the background.

Interesting taste. Flood of bitter hop and smooth caramel malt attack the tastebuds in perfect unison. Finish, even with the hop blast, is only slightly dry.

Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Maybe a tad bit watery..but overall a good experience.

Nice west coast offering as they didn't go overboard with the hops and the smoothness certainly makes it a breeze to drink. Would be a good companion to some SF seafood

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 19:56:02 | More by Shadman
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S- Malt and yeast. Pretty smooth on the nose. Hint of grapefruit

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Enjoy

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.