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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,102 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4102
Reviews: 1817
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%


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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galengueuze

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, good old Anchor Steam. When I first put down my watered down sissy beers and started moving into craft brewed beers, this was the first one I tried. It is a tribute to a time where craft brewing was just starting.

From the open to the poor, Anchor Steam has a good amber, copper color with a nice, creamy head. The hops are the shining jewel in this beer. With those good old Cascade hops you get that beautiful bouquet and that subtle, almost hidden in the background citrus bite. You try a sip and once you appreciate the complex, mellow goodness in your glass and you want more.

Anchor Steam as I have been told, holds the patent on the Steam name, meaning all other beers of this style must go by the "California Common" label. The owner of Anchor, Fritz Maytag, is a legend in the brewing world and this beer stands as a "gateway" for many craft beer drinkers and will so for many years.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 20:42:37 | More by galengueuze
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,102 ratings.