Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
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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3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 330 ml bottle to a pint glass.
This beer poured a deep golden/honey color with a moderate two finger head that was decent in retention. As the head broke it gave way to some nice lacing and wisps of foam. The smell was malt heavy and the taste was similar with a hops finish. The feel was medium body and somewhat thin.
This would be a good summer dock beer. And I could see myself grabbing a few for the cottage. However, outside of that, it is not something that I would charge the bar for. A good beer, but not great.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 21:54:30 | More by polloenfuego
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,093 ratings.