Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by jtingue:
4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
After some decoding... Bottled on Febuary 1st 2012.
Appearance. Pours with a finger and a half of head, which dissipates to a ring of bubbles around the glass. Very clear red amber in color. Bubbles rise through the beer slowly.
Smell. A more pronounced version of the "lager smell". Predominantly fruity, but delicate, with a more pronounced dark berry and grape fruit aroma.
Taste. Starts out with the fruity grape like notes picked up in the nose. A grassy hop starts to fade in as the fruit fades out, and the bitterness comes to a climax with a slightly herbal quality to it. Next comes a full bready malt presence with a bit of the herbal quality remaining. The finish is dry, with a lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel. Moderate body broken up by dense and tight carbonation. I would describe it as very mousse like.
Really a new experience for me. It really does skirt the line between lager and west coast style ale... leaning more toward the lager profile, both flavor wise and smell wise.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2012 18:28:16 | More by jtingue
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens ok. Pours a good 1" head that stays for a bit
S- Malt and yeast. Pretty smooth on the nose. Hint of grapefruit
T- Malty good. Not too roasted at all but lots of it. Touch of hops that are overpowered by the aforementioned malt!
M- Dry and crisp
- Ok. Nothing special and will not buy again. Don't get me wrong it's not bad, just nothing special that's all
This ok beer went well with... Hamburgers. I don't use a lot of toppings so for me it's meat and bun off the BBQ
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 17:05:33 | More by DaveBar
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,519 ratings.