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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,522 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,522
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 288 | 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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Reviews by botham:
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botham

New York

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner. pours a rich amber color with a sizable light orange head that remains for a couple minutes.

aroma is malty, with potent caramel malts, and a base of sark fruit. almost earthy overall, with a bold character.

taste is of caramel malts mainly, with a dry and bitter finish and a subtle hop character. not much else here besides the caramel malts and dark fruit.

mouthfeel is light bodied, and a bit watery. this brew could use a bit more body for the flavors present.

drinkability is decent. this is a bitter brew without much hop character. the malts are well proportioned, but the body is not there to back them up.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 04:25:16 | More by botham
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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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

Food Pairing

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

Enjoy

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,522 ratings.