Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle.
A- Pours a lightly hazy amberish copper color. Two finger off white colored head shows medium retention. Web style lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Citrus style hops are the first thing in the aroma. Caramel malts show up as well with a hint of piney hops in the background. Nothing over the top but smells like some have said to a pale ale....and I agree.
T- Light citrus hops upfront with a hint of caramel malts. The middle of the flavor has some bready malt backbone that shines with a light sweetness. The ending of the flavor has piney hop bite to it with light caramel malts. The alcohol bite to this comes in very lightly and exits just as quickly.
M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Flavors left on the palate include caramel malts and light piney hops. Aftertaste includes light alcohol, bready malts, and yet again the piney hops. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were well balanced and no off flavors overall in the beer.
D- This was a good beer that I didn't mind at all. In fact I thought it was a lot better than what I figured it was going to be. Anchor which is the grandfather of craft beer seems to still be in the game with this one. The ABV is low enough to kill a sixer of this and still be good.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 00:51:33 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens ok. Pours a good 1" head that stays for a bit
S- Malt and yeast. Pretty smooth on the nose. Hint of grapefruit
T- Malty good. Not too roasted at all but lots of it. Touch of hops that are overpowered by the aforementioned malt!
M- Dry and crisp
- Ok. Nothing special and will not buy again. Don't get me wrong it's not bad, just nothing special that's all
This ok beer went well with... Hamburgers. I don't use a lot of toppings so for me it's meat and bun off the BBQ
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 17:05:33 | More by DaveBar
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.