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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,995 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,995
Reviews: 1,871
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 140
Gots: 459 | 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 TenHornsProud
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with small white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of sweet malt, honey, that lager yeast strain, which is slightly fruity.

Initial taste is sweet, clean, crisp, slightly roasty and fruity. The yeast strain really defines this beer.

Medium bodied with higher carbonation.

Similar to a blonde ale, this beer is sweeter, crystal malt combined with lager yeast, making is crisp and clean without any real hop profile beyond aroma.

TenHornsProud, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of Nikolai
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Nikolai, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jstark5150, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dmasuda, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jreitman
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber in color with a lot of head that fades to a slight covering at the end. Incredibly easy drinking and in that respect quite dangerous :) Well balanced and complex to the point taht the hops and malt take turns coming through. A wonderful standby beer.

jreitman, May 03, 2003
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SocalKicks, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Beermazter310, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Kyle987
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic golden brown/amber color, and a good head that stuck around. Slightly hoppy, maybe with a hint of toast or nut. Also a pleasant dry bite with very slight bitterness. Aroma is very fresh and pleasant, reminds me a little of an ESB. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and full, but not heavy.

Kyle987, Jul 21, 2008
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Florya, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

toppoop, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

goalie35, Feb 04, 2013
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%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

the_danish_swede, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RollTide05, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bigbandito, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of mpcrump
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%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Type418, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Paul_Zills121, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nico_freespirit, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, Feb 15, 2013
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.