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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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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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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lovely reddish-golden with a dense, small head.

Rich malt in the nose. Calm and slightly sweet. Very subdued and makes you wonder what is to come.

Incredibly smooth and luscious mouthfeel. So gentle and soothing, with carbonation hardly noticeable.

Alive and full of malt flavors. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. Like the smell, it contains a faint sweetness.

This beer gets a 5 not because it is the best beer I've ever had, or my favorite, but simply based on the style. This is the original, the very first steam/CA common beer, and it is the one that all imitations are based upon. A true classic.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2006 00:57:48 | More by chOAKbarrell
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HoptimusPrimal00

Oregon

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-19-2012 22:18:37 | More by HoptimusPrimal00
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LeoPanna

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-13-2011 01:57:28 | More by LeoPanna
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-10-2013 03:29:02 | More by EBeckett3
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-15-2011 04:08:38 | More by Beertracker
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zalapski18

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-16-2011 05:34:11 | More by zalapski18
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-16-2014 19:22:13 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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4dkrich

Missouri

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-03-2013 22:47:12 | More by 4dkrich
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Severian

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-13-2013 04:27:30 | More by Severian
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jarsmithpa

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-30-2014 23:03:18 | More by jarsmithpa
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WalterHeisenberg

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-11-2013 05:23:09 | More by WalterHeisenberg
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TheStashRide

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

10-08-2012 02:35:41 | More by TheStashRide
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-17-2012 20:51:00 | More by WritersBlock
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drslap

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-17-2012 23:02:43 | More by drslap
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FRANKIEEEE

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-04-2012 03:46:33 | More by FRANKIEEEE
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xhcadamx

Maine

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - pours a bronzed honey color with a hint of amber. Nice fluffy head.

S - This beer is very hard for me to detect individual smells. Kind of earthy

T - I am almost certain that God designed the recipe for this beer. Grainy earthy flavor with a slight bitterness at the end.

M - Creamy, goes down smooth. Perfect

D - This is my all time favorite beer - EVER. I hope to drink this beer my entire lifetime and the next.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 03:21:47 | More by xhcadamx
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akokinakes

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-07-2011 19:39:36 | More by akokinakes
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Jcriso01


5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-04-2014 06:31:40 | More by Jcriso01
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wyonono

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-10-2011 23:38:31 | More by wyonono
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seanbren


5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-29-2012 13:57:04 | More by seanbren
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SqshBlssm


5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-30-2014 23:14:38 | More by SqshBlssm
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jandadeboer

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-12-2012 17:41:05 | More by jandadeboer
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-16-2012 02:36:53 | More by sweisel80
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M477

Washington

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-29-2014 08:35:10 | More by M477
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-14-2011 22:43:09 | More by Elfastball7
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,477 ratings.