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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,477 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,477
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 118
Gots: 268 | 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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erz316

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 floz bottle into Brooklyn brewery pokal.

A - a nice big off-white head fills up the glass promptl; good lacing and retention is adequate. the head settles to a good layer all over. the color of the body is a dark amber when let alone, and when held up to light not much changes, it is still just a good auburn.

S - a slight sweetness hardly presents itself: it is mostly a clean scent.

T - the taste right up front is bitter, like a vegetable- kind of bitter, maybe like arugula, not as much a sharp acidic kind from fruits, though maybe it closest to grapefruit rind. the finish is more of the same, while the aftertaste is slightly stronger in bitterness. no discernible malt sweetness on my palate, at any rate.

MF&D - the carbonation is perfect, crisp, cool, and refreshing. as far as feel and drinkability goes this beer is great, this would make a great session beer were it for the fact that I do not find the one-sided taste appealing.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 00:54:39 | More by erz316
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.