Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
16oz served into a tumbler glass.
Appearance: Clear coppery-orange. Very little white head on top of the beer as it was delivered, and this died down. Very faint lacing initially but that went away as well. Maybe it was the glass, but the lacing and foam was not existent by halfway through the beer. While it has a nice color I'm not impressed with the head.
Smell: Mild toasted malts with a hint of citrus hops. Very balanced.
Taste: Again, very balanced here. Toasted malt up front blending nicely into a citrus like hop finish. Malts are maybe a little bit ahead here on the balance, but overall the combination is quite nice. Nothing exotic, but very tasty.
Mouthfeel: Smooth with mild carbonation. Good thickness - does not linger on the teeth, and the carbonation does not get in the way of the flavor of the beer.
Drinkability: Despite the lack of foam and lacing (which again may be the glass - no way of knowing) I think I like this beer better on tap than in a bottle. Went very well with crab cakes, and I could easily put back another 16oz. A very drinkable and all-around good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-30-2011 02:05:20 | More by damndirtyape
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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.