Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev +13.7%
12oz into a pint. About time I got around to this classic craft brew!
A - Frothy off-white head off the pour atop a relatively clean light amber body. The head recedes to a thin soapy film, but never dissipates entirely, leaving a sticky bunch of lacing down the glass.
S - Mild overall, with caramel malt and crisp grassy hops coming through upfront. There's a touch of fruitiness as well, as well as some malty sweetness. Simple and balanced aroma.
T - Follows the nose, but still exceeds expectations. A nice base of toasty caramel malt, almost giving it an English feel, but the zesty hop profile pulls it back to America. Toffee-like sweetness to the malt, with lemongrass, clean barley malt, and a crisp citric character. The finish is punctuated with a mild grassy hop giving it a balanced feel overall. There's a mild fruitiness throughout as well that I can't quite put my finger on, though I'm almost positive I'm picking up some peach and apricot notes. Overall an immensely drinkable profile.
M - Medium bodied, with just the right viscosity, and a fine carbonation that compliments the body perfectly. Crisp and slightly dry, but somehow velvety smooth at the same time.
D - An all around superb beer, and a true testament to the uncompromising quality of craft breweries, even ones as big as Anchor. A balanced, tasty, and incredibly drinkable ale; a true classic.
02-03-2013 02:57:10 | More by Converge
3.56/5 rDev -7.8%
A - Nice head of foam lasts 5 minutes, leaves lacing on the glass.
S - Straight hops smell, barley, little bit of roasted smell.
T - Comparable to Lionshead, but much more full. Tastes like pancakes. Bitter aftertaste with taste of alcohol.
F - Feel is great, very little carbonation.
O - Pretty good. Similar to a light lager, ale. Nothing too notable about this beer.
02-02-2013 03:15:43 | More by Hendy011
3.51/5 rDev -9.1%
Anchor Steam Beer, while choosing this beer a got a little history on the beer.
This beer poured orange crisp and a bit cloudy.
Lots of bubbles...a bit right up front..malt and citrus fight in this beer.
a good beer.
I would like to enjoy this at the brewery.
02-01-2013 21:34:07 | More by DragonzBreath
4.48/5 rDev +16.1%
Serving Type - The classic 12 ounce brown bottle in a shaker pint glass (the bottle looks so cool).
Appearance - A perfect copper color. I wish the beer left a little more lace around the inside of the glass however.
Smell - Good.
Taste - Flavorful. The beer has a slight botanical flavor. The balance between malt and hops is ideal. Very drinkable!
Mouth - Tart yet clean.
Overall - This is the first micro brew I remember being aware of (as a young boy, I watched my father drink one at Fisherman's Wharf). Yes, I'm a little biased. I love this beer.
01-28-2013 04:18:29 | More by T100Mark
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,664 ratings.