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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,675 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,675
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 129
Gots: 345 | 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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costwinkle

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -74.1%

07-26-2014 20:31:09 | More by costwinkle
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.1%

12-22-2012 17:26:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ATXRyan

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.1%

04-25-2012 21:43:15 | More by ATXRyan
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Devonlillie


1/5  rDev -74.1%

03-04-2012 05:07:46 | More by Devonlillie
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ChanceK

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.1%

04-06-2012 20:13:25 | More by ChanceK
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Maurod4d


1/5  rDev -74.1%

01-05-2013 18:08:01 | More by Maurod4d
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miikkey


1/5  rDev -74.1%

04-30-2012 05:16:48 | More by miikkey
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Heatherbielski

New York

1.12/5  rDev -71%

08-23-2014 19:27:04 | More by Heatherbielski
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maxwelldeux

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

06-03-2013 02:45:56 | More by maxwelldeux
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

11-15-2011 19:09:47 | More by justintcoons
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bcerv-ca

California

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

10-06-2013 23:06:15 | More by bcerv-ca
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jjarreau

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

03-29-2013 00:36:24 | More by jjarreau
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Alex5

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

12-10-2013 21:47:41 | More by Alex5
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SoCaliC8

California

1.6/5  rDev -58.5%

I don't like this beer...it taste way too bitter and sour for my taste. It's really unflavorful and one of the worst beers that I have ever had. I tried to at least give it some sort of love since it's a California thing but I just couldn't do it. Sorry but it's just not the best thing that I have ever drank for sure...

02-03-2010 17:07:12 | More by SoCaliC8
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surcorx

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -57.3%

Appearance--This pours a deep golden amber color. Nearly no surface foam. Low carbonation--nearly flat. No lacing.

Aroma--Smells of slight carmel, malt and hints of a metal trash can. Smells like a dirty bar room floor. Sorry. A combination of puke and metal.

Taste--This was terrible. Actually one of the first beers I have ever stopped drinking. No skunking, but possibly it has gone bad. Unfortunately, there are no dates for freshness. That is their fault for not labeling as such. It was bought at a very good high volume store--Binny's in Chicago. I am willing someday to try again based on the favorable reviews of others. But if it has gone bad it speaks volumes to the importance of date labeling.

Mouthfeel--Watery, flat metallic- awful.

Drinkability--I stopped drinking it.

01-11-2007 11:13:15 | More by surcorx
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Vito

California

1.8/5  rDev -53.4%

Anchor Steam. I thought I'd give it a try, because I overheard a few people talking about it during a recent visit to San Francisco. Here goes:

Appearance: It has a unique look. It pours a burnt-orange color that glows like the fluid in a lava lamp. Thin head that looks like the foam on a glass of iced tea.

Smell: I really couldn't smell anything at all.

Taste: I don't like the taste. Bitter, sour, acidic.

Mouthfeel: Average. Low carbonation, but still sort of crisp.

Drinkability: Nope.

For me, Anchor Steam is custom-made for the kind of beer drinker who orders one beer, takes a few sips, and talks about how great it is instead of actually finishing the bottle and ordering another. I can't understand why this beer gets such high ratings. I guess it's one of those "Emperor's New Clothes" things.

Tastes bad, overpriced, no big f***in' deal.

11-14-2010 03:29:42 | More by Vito
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -50%

Appearance: Light amber brown color, small white head.
Aroma: Lightly toasted malt aroma.
Taste: Lightly roasted malt, somewhat smokey flavor. Very bitter harsh finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: This beer is a major disappointment. It miss the mark on every level. The aroma and taste only gave hints of roasted malts. While trying to infuse a hoppy finish, this brew ended up being a “bitter” mess.

12-31-2013 17:46:08 | More by Mike_Moe
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -48.2%

04-17-2012 14:18:36 | More by mctizzz
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Danflurry

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.2%

12-28-2012 16:37:16 | More by Danflurry
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SopwithCamel18

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.2%

02-17-2012 04:33:33 | More by SopwithCamel18
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uziangis

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.2%

01-13-2012 02:40:20 | More by uziangis
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Cook82

Maryland

2/5  rDev -48.2%

04-06-2014 19:09:30 | More by Cook82
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bareju

Washington

2/5  rDev -48.2%

06-06-2014 02:46:41 | More by bareju
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.2%

02-15-2012 22:08:05 | More by garyford
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.2%

10-02-2012 04:53:40 | More by markgoodman10
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.