Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,675 | Reviews: 1,847 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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.
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
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
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.