1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

4,526 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,526
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)
View: Beers (25) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,526 | Reviews: 1,837 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by damndirtyape:
Photo of damndirtyape
damndirtyape

Ohio

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
More User Reviews:
Photo of OleDixie
OleDixie

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-01-2014 16:56:30 | More by OleDixie
Photo of Dello
Dello

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-01-2014 15:03:11 | More by Dello
Photo of BobsledTM
BobsledTM

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-01-2014 03:31:35 | More by BobsledTM
Photo of MuckRake
MuckRake


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-01-2014 02:11:52 | More by MuckRake
Photo of CED
CED

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-31-2014 18:15:08 | More by CED
Photo of Skidale
Skidale

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 17:39:15 | More by Skidale
Photo of Westyn
Westyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 15:35:19 | More by Westyn
Photo of tastesogood
tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2014 07:26:51 | More by tastesogood
Photo of Donkster46
Donkster46

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 02:57:55 | More by Donkster46
Photo of Jack_Frost79
Jack_Frost79

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-30-2014 21:58:39 | More by Jack_Frost79
Photo of Buttstallion
Buttstallion

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-30-2014 18:27:06 | More by Buttstallion
Photo of NorCalAussie
NorCalAussie

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-30-2014 18:21:45 | More by NorCalAussie
Photo of tkdchampxi
tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-30-2014 13:22:38 | More by tkdchampxi
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2014 04:45:10 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
Photo of KyleSweetsema
KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2014 04:38:06 | More by KyleSweetsema
Photo of MasterOfArgos39
MasterOfArgos39

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-29-2014 18:34:40 | More by MasterOfArgos39
Photo of bras1977
bras1977

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-29-2014 18:09:11 | More by bras1977
Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
Gr8ful4Beer


3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-29-2014 06:22:59 | More by Gr8ful4Beer
Photo of AlvinLin
AlvinLin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 20:16:48 | More by AlvinLin
Photo of Troublebar
Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2014 07:02:16 | More by Troublebar
Photo of cambabeer
cambabeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2014 03:50:38 | More by cambabeer
Photo of MarkCraven
MarkCraven


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-28-2014 02:39:46 | More by MarkCraven
Photo of Rocketman2013
Rocketman2013

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2014 22:08:15 | More by Rocketman2013
Photo of j205724
j205724

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-27-2014 20:32:42 | More by j205724
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,526 ratings.