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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,878 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,878
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 132
Gots: 408 | 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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Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Review from notes:

Pours an amber color with a large off white head which has great retention. Smell is of bready / bisquity malts with a little hops. Feel is medium to light. The taste is pretty good, you get the wave of bisquit / bready matls up front with some hop bitterness at the end, its followed by a weird lingering after taste which is hard to describe, perhaps metallic. Overall this is a pretty tasty beer and one I'll get again.

DavidST, Jul 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy copper with an off-white head.

S: Nice light hops and malt smell.

T: Hops and toasted malt taste. Finishes with a dry, grainy, and slightly bitter taste.

M: Smooth, crisp, with a nice dry finish. Good light carbonation. Perhaps a light fruit sweetness.

D: Excellent beer. Easy to drink.

mpcrump, Dec 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours clear amber with a nice sized head and moderate carbonation

S - Malty, fruity aroma

T - A rich, hearty beer with a nice tart, citrusy hop kick.

M - Very smooth and medium-bodied

D - I could consume this beer for countless sessions

A classic micro that is a good place to start for a newbie like myself.

BeenJammin, May 11, 2008
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,878 ratings.