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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,701 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,701
Reviews: 1,848
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 128
Gots: 350 | 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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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-12-2011 22:39:46 | More by murf1087
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2013 00:14:36 | More by ctwybeerguy
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2011 14:01:24 | More by nh2032
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-25-2014 03:18:53 | More by bumchilly25
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dradair

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 18:02:44 | More by dradair
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-10-2012 00:52:52 | More by ale207
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2012 05:08:55 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Jamstone714

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2011 03:27:50 | More by Jamstone714
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A- Pours a cloudy, golden orange color with a finger of creamy tan head.

S- Loads of bready, semi-sweet malts and grain, some floral hops.

T- A great combination of floral, slightly citric and spicy hops and bready, semi-sweet, delicious malts. Great balance and flavor.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy feel, semi-dry finish.

O- A great beer, definitely session worthy.

06-19-2011 01:02:20 | More by WillCarrera
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jeff8086

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-01-2012 15:01:57 | More by jeff8086
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Poured with an average-sized, white head that diminished fairly quickly to a thin lace. Some slight lacing on the side of the glass. Body is a very nice copper color, and slightly hazy.

S: Interesting... seems to be some caramel in there, along with some citrus (orange? lemon?)... light hops in the aroma as well. Quite pleasant.

T: Definitely as interesting as the smell... not quite like anything I've had before. Again, the caramel comes out at first, but then it finishes slightly bitter and dry. I can still detect the citrus in there as well, and maybe some herbs/spices.

M: Medium-bodied and thin-textured, but still some slight creaminess coming in as well. Good carbonation.

D: I could have several of these... they go down quite easy, but still really wake you up with their unique taste. Wish this was more readily available around here!

08-07-2009 16:39:43 | More by berley31
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 23:50:07 | More by HollyHops
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Shineonsolar


4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-23-2012 23:33:23 | More by Shineonsolar
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Dpatt70

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2013 00:48:11 | More by Dpatt70
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TheFlea1

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-01-2014 02:06:49 | More by TheFlea1
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 04:44:55 | More by CarolinaKev
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57md

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a light copper with half a finger of head. The nose is distinctly caramelized malt notes. Malty, but it also has a dry white wine bitterness to it. Dry and mildly hoppy on the finish. The quintessential version of a truly unique American style.

10-08-2012 17:53:00 | More by 57md
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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
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,701 ratings.