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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,633 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,633
Reviews: 1,844
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 333 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2012 19:20:22 | More by jk3
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 04:31:59 | More by 530veerguzzler
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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%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-29-2012 07:32:26 | More by grubefresh
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-16-2013 10:04:21 | More by CreekyJarls
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2014 01:45:23 | More by biokid23
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-09-2014 07:47:47 | More by Slongie
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justinbrown

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-17-2012 21:39:50 | More by justinbrown
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-24-2011 05:50:33 | More by tobelerone
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chillin

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-28-2013 01:32:22 | More by chillin
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sywalters

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2012 01:27:44 | More by sywalters
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-18-2011 16:23:13 | More by Musineer
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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galluch

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Moderate pour from bottle as shown yields a nice white two-finger head over a clear orange-amber body. Ample lacing in drink lines. One of the prettiest lagers I've seen.

I'm usually not crazy about lagers, but this one has a wonderful maltiness right away in the aroma. Strong biscuit malt, bread dough aromas. Floral hops. Raisin bread. Mmmm. Smells very good. Is that a note of smoke.

Taste is similar to the aroma, though the hops are more up front and the malt is more long-lasting. Pine-hops bitterness in the finish. And that hint of smoke?

Mouthfeel is nice a creamy, unexpectedly so for a lager style.

Very drinkable -- more flavor than one would expect for 4.9%.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,633 ratings.