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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,806 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,806
Reviews: 1,859
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 381 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nizzle913, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

geryeb624, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear organ/copper color with an inch and a half of orange tinted white head. Leaves a decent amount of sticky lacing on the glass. Has a good malt smell right off the bat. Taste goes right along with the smell: sweet malty and grain flavors Taste has a bitter feel to it that balances with the sweet malt flavors well.. Has a medium body and a medium/ balanced amount of carbonation. A good refreshing brew from the west coast.

rjochman, Apr 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

anwo56, Nov 28, 2011
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KaaosMachine, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

beaulabauve, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ctwybeerguy, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nh2032, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ale207, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WillCarrera, Jun 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jeff8086, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

berley31, Aug 07, 2009
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,806 ratings.