Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Amber accented with gold. Clear body with little head. In fact that the clarity seems quite conspicuous, almost as if there is an absence of something as in a Kristalweizen.
S - Sweet malts, concentrated apple juice, a little fresh-lager hoppiness. Apricot jam and honey. The notes definitely develops as this beer sits and warms.
T - The taste is well-balanced; malt and hop play together nicely, but the experience is a little tame and I get none of the fruit from the nose.
M - Mouthfeel feels about right as well. Not overly or underly carbonated. Neither cloyingly thick nor feebly thin.
O - This is an okay beer, but I have no idea when I would drink this beer were I to have again. It is quite refreshing but there are certainly more refreshing beers around. It’s sessionable but I’d rather session a beer with stronger fruit, nut or malt profiles. It’s not particularly hoppy which is fine by me as I don’t enjoy the hops but if I did like hops I’d choose an IPA. It’s relatively inexpensive but if I really want to get after it there are cheaper beers with higher abv’s. It doesn’t taste bad, but if I want a tasty beer I’m going to have some variety of porter, stout, Belgian or sour. It is well-balanced which in this instance is somewhat of an inadmirable virtue as it renders a neutral beer which fails to offer a definitive characteristic required to compel purchase. There are various reasons why I buy beer, but there is not a situation I can think of where another beer would not better compliment that reason.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 02:19:29 | More by abeeronthebeach
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3.24/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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.
M - Dry fruit and some... thing.
O - Begging forgiveness. Not at all familiar with California Steam beer. This just wasn't bad at all. It's like my opinion of Belgian beers: they just have their own little thing going on. My first impression? Honestly? "So this is what happens when you ale a lager!" Give me another try next summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 00:23:15 | More by TheVenerableMead
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.