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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 280 | 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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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
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-03-2014 22:48:29 | More by GCBrewery
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jrutigs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-16-2011 00:53:33 | More by jrutigs
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expansive


4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2012 00:39:56 | More by expansive
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2013 00:03:23 | More by Thedrizzle
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-02-2013 00:10:40 | More by TwelveOunces
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2011 05:37:07 | More by codynevels
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acat25

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-25-2012 22:20:51 | More by acat25
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habaceeba

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-16-2014 19:19:50 | More by habaceeba
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americanbelgian

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2011 18:30:01 | More by americanbelgian
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DgtlDonkey

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-31-2011 03:57:20 | More by DgtlDonkey
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-02-2011 22:28:34 | More by kjkinsey
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jikvig

Norway

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

Got a golden colour with a low foam.

On the nose there is a slight maltdominated aroma, with a funky smell with bread and salt meat.

For the taste it`s rich with a mild bitternes, a hint of burnt malt but more towards caramelle malt. Yummy!

A new style of beer for me, hope I will drink many more!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2010 08:29:09 | More by jikvig
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-16-2011 08:25:45 | More by ej285701
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Tywilly132

Utah

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-25-2013 07:46:03 | More by Tywilly132
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fas11030

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-27-2013 23:48:20 | More by fas11030
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Torch20


4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2012 19:43:02 | More by Torch20
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2013 20:57:14 | More by Brownsfan13
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oelergud

Virginia

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

Transparent copper red body with lots of carbonation. Big fluffy undulating off-white head. Good retention and lace.
Unassuming mild wheat scents and a bit of fruit.
Also mild on the palate. Yeast, grass, green leaf, hay and a slightly puckering hoppy aftertaste of moderate length.
Medium body with good coating. A good thirst quencher and session beer.

-Oelergud

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 21:00:27 | More by oelergud
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2013 22:38:26 | More by AlexFields
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dmcbeerington

California

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

I think this is an overall good beer. The color, head and taste are higher than average. Not only that, the bottle itself is unique. The bottle is cute. This beer tastes a little sweet first, then a little straightly bitter taste late.

Color is darker than more pale amber which looks great. The bottle is dark brown. I think serious beer makers all use brown bottle.

Good head, though not really last long.

Good amount of carbonation; you really can taste it.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 02:15:35 | More by dmcbeerington
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lauran24

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-20-2012 20:00:56 | More by lauran24
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.