Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours out a clear golden amber with a light head of froth. Some lacing on the sides of the glass. Grainy nose, lightly toasted. Moderately malty start with a fair hop bitterness. Hops are a bit floral, perhaps a tad citrusy. Clean finish. Neutral, crisp texture, medium mouthfeel.
I've never found the "California common" style very interesting, which I guess is why I never got around to reviewing it to now. A drinkable beer, but not much that makes it stand out. Other interpretations that are good tend to rely on good malt character or interesting hops. The character of lager-at-ale-temp yeast just doesn't produce interesting flavors, in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2006 01:34:16 | More by allengarvin
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