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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,104 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4104
Reviews: 1818
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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StJamesGate

New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale rusty orange with a cratered off white head that fades to patches quickly with some trailers. Nose is an English malt sweetness, apple and grain and some hops spice. Pear tart malts with tobacco and cinnamon hops. Dry finish, lager-like crispness. Tighter and fuller than expected. Gets less English as it warms(?)

More english bitter than lager. I can see where Sam Adams was modeled on this. Pretty MOR now, but must have been a lighting bolt back in the 70s.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 18:32:01 | More by StJamesGate
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle with a Braille like code 3MN, twelve ounces.

Has a Brady malt aroma. Pours deep amber with a nice beige head. The head lasts about a minute with moderate spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is Brady, slightly fruity. It is crisp not overly carbonated. Very nice, should be even better on a hot summers day!

Serving type: bottle

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,104 ratings.