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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,514 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,514
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 285 | 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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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
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

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

Appearance: Vibrant, clear copper color with a enormous head.
Smell: Really deep earthy hops aroma.
Taste: Deep hoppy taste with an almost citrus finish. Very clean with a hint of malt flavor.
Drinkability and mouthfeel: Crisp/lightly carbonated so it goes down smooth. Easy to enjoy on any occasion. A real testament to the craft brewing movement in america.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 00:50:35 | More by pzrhsau
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-09-2014 23:09:40 | More by tmcarter23
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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-11-2012 05:11:48 | More by RollBeerTide
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-04-2011 17:35:52 | More by mhaugo
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-14-2014 22:58:34 | More by _morandi_
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2012 04:25:03 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-02-2012 20:14:02 | More by Dunkelhund
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stoutman

Michigan

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

Anchor Steam has a deep amber color with a generous head. Malt overtones, faintly fruity, and fresh with a crisp, refreshing hop dryness to finish. Quite rounded, full of character.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2002 17:10:53 | More by stoutman
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2013 06:08:12 | More by spycow
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thegiantc

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-13-2013 06:15:46 | More by thegiantc
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dcbike

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 17:48:20 | More by dcbike
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jacobbocce72

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2012 00:38:49 | More by jacobbocce72
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TokyoCO

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-23-2013 05:53:56 | More by TokyoCO
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-25-2012 03:01:35 | More by fluidmotion
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koolk

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-27-2011 02:36:50 | More by koolk
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bezakjon

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 16:58:15 | More by bezakjon
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2012 11:27:15 | More by bmur112
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zimmee66

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-14-2014 00:57:54 | More by zimmee66
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-08-2014 18:25:25 | More by polopaul20
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jryanj927

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2013 03:21:15 | More by jryanj927
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smi

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-06-2012 00:26:27 | More by smi
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JamesS

Indiana

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

My new favorite lager. Anchor steam poured into the pint glass a great amber color, with some nice head and decent lacing. Very light scent, a nice mix of malts and hops, but not much there. Very good flavor, each taste seemed to bring out a hidden quality of the beer, with different swirls of hops or malts. Easily one of the smoothest beers I've ever had. (Have had it from the bottle, too, and not quite as smooth.) An excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2008 15:16:08 | More by JamesS
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-14-2014 05:58:36 | More by Erik-P
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,514 ratings.