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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

5,234 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,234
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 161
Gots: 682 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

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I must say, this is a very different brew.
Appearance is good with some head and a collar that lasts the whole glass.
Smell is good but odd. Very woody, lots of dry malt, and some slight hops poke through.
Taste is a lot lighter than expected, very dry and woody.
Mouthfeel is light to medium in body.
Drinkability is on par.

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A: Pours a light amber with a cap of pure white foam that sticks and leaves lacing.

S: Crisp, earthy hops and light caramel accent toastiness and deep bitterness.

T: That lager flavour: crisp lemons, spicy hops, mild melanoidins, but the ale is there too with smooth caramel and toast notes.

D: Super drinkable and refreshing. I would love a case of these in the midst of a hot summer day.

Overall: Its a great little beer and there is nothing else quite like it. Right smack in between a lager and an ale. This classic brew will always be a good choice.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,234 ratings.