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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,475 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,475
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 118
Gots: 268 | 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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WOTO97

California

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a long strange trip it has been. Haven't had this SF original in years and finally got to cracking one open tonight. I know packaging isn't everything, especially in the world of craft beer, but this bottle (and quite possibly the SNPA bottle) really define the underlying character of craft beer for me. Okay, let's get to the nitty-gritty. The color is a nice copper with a dense pillow-like head that hangs out for a good while. Nose is full of earthy characters with a bit of lemon on the back end. Complementing the nose, the flavors on this one are primarily earthy in nature with a well-balanced malt profile and faint orange rind quality. The body is very pleasantly round while finishing pretty clean. I could go on describing this beer, but really it deserves to be drunk. Next time you're out grab a sixer of this classic. Nazdravi.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 03:29:04 | More by WOTO97
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12oz into a conical pint.
A - Orangey- gold with a hint of chill haze. Not much head, but a decent short-lived lace.

S - BLAND. Not much muchness. But not terrible. A hint of something resembling a respectable beer.

T - Very fruity with wildflowers.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,475 ratings.