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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

4,628 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,628
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 331 | 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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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2014 21:12:34 | More by Josbor11
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-17-2014 05:38:44 | More by 510a
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2013 04:57:55 | More by Morakaton
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2013 01:49:11 | More by MinnTwins
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2011 06:09:47 | More by jtw21
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2013 00:25:16 | More by JRod1969
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gwfrankpsu

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

This is a terrific beer, while agree that this is one of the best around it pales to a Liberty Ale. But I degress, take your Bud swilling friends and have them try an Anchor Steam - the shock will do them good.

09-28-2001 09:56:40 | More by gwfrankpsu
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2014 02:27:10 | More by Spider889
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zdyeates

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Clear, light amber hue with a nice frothy head that dissipates a bit too quickly. Personally a bigger fan a more cloudy appearance but that a personal and not very important note. For a filtered beer the appearance is very nice.

S: The smell is not too remarkable, but you do get a hint at the spicy character of the beer. There is also a nice fruity undertone to the aroma.

T: Very nice, well hopped with a malty finish. A fairly well balanced beer, wouldn't think of turning one down.

M: Excellent! Very refreshing, great for summer or for cutting a heavy meal in the winter. Because of the speed at which the head died I was not expecting such a nice level of carbonation, but the beer seems to dance on my taste buds.

D: Very Good, could enjoy having a solo or a six pack. The carbonation is not overwhelming at all and creates a great combination of refreshment and drinkability.

I would definitely love to try this beer on tap because out of the bottle it is a very solid brew.

08-30-2008 17:08:00 | More by zdyeates
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davey101

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 06:31:23 | More by davey101
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hurdjg

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-21-2013 14:23:30 | More by hurdjg
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mralbertson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-14-2013 04:03:45 | More by mralbertson
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2011 19:52:53 | More by ROGUE16
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-06-2013 20:47:17 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 20:37:43 | More by KornWallace
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-04-2013 04:53:32 | More by ZachKelly
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-24-2013 00:24:45 | More by jaxon53
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a clear orange with small white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of sweet malt, honey, that lager yeast strain, which is slightly fruity.

Initial taste is sweet, clean, crisp, slightly roasty and fruity. The yeast strain really defines this beer.

Medium bodied with higher carbonation.

Similar to a blonde ale, this beer is sweeter, crystal malt combined with lager yeast, making is crisp and clean without any real hop profile beyond aroma.

08-17-2011 00:02:02 | More by TenHornsProud
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Nikolai

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-03-2011 01:54:43 | More by Nikolai
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-26-2011 19:03:42 | More by Jstark5150
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Phi_Psi_OR_Beta

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-19-2014 04:02:12 | More by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
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dmasuda


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-16-2012 06:59:23 | More by dmasuda
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I-Beir-the-Bel


4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2012 16:27:16 | More by I-Beir-the-Bel
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jreitman

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a nice amber in color with a lot of head that fades to a slight covering at the end. Incredibly easy drinking and in that respect quite dangerous :) Well balanced and complex to the point taht the hops and malt take turns coming through. A wonderful standby beer.

05-03-2003 14:51:27 | More by jreitman
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-14-2012 05:56:46 | More by SocalKicks
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,628 ratings.