Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a thin offwhite head. Beer is a beautiful coppery red. Aroma is very bready malt with a tea like herbal hoppiness. Taste, starts out malty and quickly changes to a herbal, slightly astringent bitterness which then fades and finishes clean. This is a very well balanced beer where Malt & Hops each do their part.
Wow, what a great beer! Not at all what I was expecting. Reminds me of an English Pale Ale and looks like an Irish Red Ale. The clean finish is what gets me. This beer is favorful without being overpowering, smooth and refreshing. Drinking it, in some ways feels like quaffing some Sun-brewed Iced-Tea. This could definitely be added to the Summer Pantheon with the Pilseners, Hefes, Helles, APA's and Kolsches.
Note: After further reading I see that ASB is technically a Lager. It is a Lager that tastes alot like an Ale, much like Kolsch is an Ale that tastes alot like a Lager. This fact only accentuates the unique greatness of this beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2011 20:19:48 | More by fx20736
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