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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,487 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,487
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 118
Gots: 270 | 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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runshu

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2012 14:37:01 | More by runshu
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scripna

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2014 01:37:04 | More by scripna
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-28-2013 02:18:38 | More by micromaniac129
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2012 19:20:50 | More by Brewsed
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CarlosHinojosa

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-23-2013 03:03:48 | More by CarlosHinojosa
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-05-2012 01:28:09 | More by brotherloco
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IrishKevin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-12-2013 20:54:37 | More by IrishKevin
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2013 03:23:41 | More by dedbeer
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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-05-2014 21:56:29 | More by stogirelli
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M_Burkey


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-19-2012 21:17:38 | More by M_Burkey
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2014 13:09:51 | More by ShepardCommander
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coder


4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2012 04:12:10 | More by coder
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chefelf

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hadn't had this beer in over ten years. Recently I was watching Michael Jackson's show "The Beer Hunter" and in an episode he goes to Anchor's brewery and meets the former owner. After hearing him speak about the beer I had to give it another try.

It's better than I remember. There's a nice malt taste and light hop flavor, though not overly bitter.

This beer is often priced in the $13.50 range for a six pack in the NY area but if you do some looking you can find it for $11.99 some places. Kind of a lot but it's a more special beer than I remember.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 13:42:50 | More by chefelf
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-02-2012 02:01:27 | More by waiting4lunch
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ssmilkstout

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2014 22:11:26 | More by ssmilkstout
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rsant

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2012 20:51:27 | More by rsant
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JHull

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2013 14:31:28 | More by JHull
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Ajbradsher

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2013 00:30:15 | More by Ajbradsher
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Wildwood_Brew

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-11-2014 00:50:05 | More by Wildwood_Brew
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2013 20:21:08 | More by harrisjohnson
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-23-2014 00:44:23 | More by phishfoolme
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice copper colour, thumb of light bubbly beige head with relentless retention and heavy body carbonation. Very appetizing.

S - Scent is mild and musty, but comes across with grassy leafy hops followed by some light caramel malts.

T - Much like the scent, sweet caramel flavour off the top followed by some leafy green hops with a touch of grassiness. A delicious hop / malt balance.

M - This stuff goes down quickly and easily, medium bodied which is smooth going down and finishes with a touch of dryness.

D - Easily poundable with a good hop / malt balance with flavours that won't overload the palette. Highly recommended as a session beer and another quality offering from Anchor.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 03:51:11 | More by andrenaline
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2012 16:45:29 | More by MattSharpless
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dkline72

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2012 22:12:31 | More by dkline72
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2013 05:02:14 | More by Kmat10
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,487 ratings.