Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by dismal:
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From the bottle to a pint glass. Pours a very bright clear copper/amber color with a small white head. Pretty nice retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Smells earthy and fruity, a touch of caramel, citurs and kind of biscuity. A little hoppy mainly citrus hops I'd imagine. The taste is really refreshing. Citrus is the main thing I pick up as well as a bit of caramel. Kind of biscuity just like the smell as well. Kind of bitter but not bad, malty but it doesn't overpower anything. Nothing though really jumps out, to me seems pretty balanced and like I mentioned earlier refreshing. Pretty average mouthfeel nothing special there. Overall this one is pretty good. Pretty low ABV so having a few is no problem and I would gladly grab another. Definitely a classic and one of the beers that helped me turn to craft beer. I love to grab some of this once in a while and enjoy a few.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2010 03:52:36 | More by dismal
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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
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