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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,193 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,193
Reviews: 1,914
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 155
Gots: 637 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: amber gold with thick moussey white head and great clarity

Aroma: Northern brewer hop showcase, with woodsy and minty aroma and a clean lager like bready malt aroma

Taste: very much like aroma but with a beautiful malty finish that is very bready with a slight toast to it. Very nice, rustic and woodsy flavor with hint of mint and a great bready malt character holding it all together.

Mouthfeel: very hybrid between the cleanliness of a lager and the range of an ale. Medium carbonation, smooth and refreshing

Overall: Delicious. An american classic that is a hybrid between an ale and lager, the unique brewing process (which is worth looking up for those who don't know what a Steam Beer is!!) gives the pleasing versatility of this beer. The northern brewer hops mix perfectly to give the woodsy, minty, and overall rustic hop flavor. A must try that can easily become an old standby, especially for cool fall nights.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Second go with Anchor Steam.

A. The appearance is a golden amber, more on the darker side. There was a minimal head and dissipated quickly. Not cloudy or sedimenty.

S. The aroma was very light and was rather difficult for me to pick anything out. The only smell that could be picked out were the malts, but again it was so light, I couldn't get a full appreciation for it.

T. Like the smell, the taste is also very light. It is very light and crisp. The maltiness is quietly followed by the hops.

M. It has a slight and quick feel of carbonation initially then disappears within a blink. Again it feels light bodied and smooth.

O. I think this is a great summer beer due to the lightness of it all around. It tastes great and is an excellent beer to sit and relax with.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,193 ratings.