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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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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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granger10

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one poured a clear copper with a good sized light tan head. The smell was more floral than anything but a little on the weak side. The taste was odd in the fact that the hops came first then the malts. Very crisp and lemony in initial taste. Floral hops come through later. A bready, woody malt flavor follows up the hop taste and holds on through the finish. Not much steam or smoke flavor really but there was something slightly different about the body of this beer. Whatever it is this is a very easy one to drink all night long.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2003 04:29:39 | More by granger10
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.