Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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very good

5,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,061
Reviews: 1,877
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 139
Gots: 493 | 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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From a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very clear amber with a nice white frothy head.

Smell is a hint of caramel malt and just a tad bitter.

Taste is unique. This style has the hoppiness of a big pale ale along with a nice malt balance. Very lager like in cripness but still fruity like an ale.

Easily drinkable on a hot summer day or anytime.

Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Takes the best of a lager and adds some of the goodness of an ale.

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Pours a clear copper color with a white head that thins. Spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fairly crisp and malty with just a slight suggestion of hops.

Taste is rather crisp and malty with just a slight fruitiness from the warm fermentation temps. Has a nicely balanced hop bitterness but the only trace of hop flavor is a mild suggestion in the afteraste. Finishes quite dry.

Meduim body, plenty of carbonation.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,061 ratings.