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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,519 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,519
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 287 | 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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Reviews by jtingue:
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jtingue

New York

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
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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!

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- Ok. Nothing special and will not buy again. Don't get me wrong it's not bad, just nothing special that's all

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Enjoy

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,519 ratings.