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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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very good

5,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,876
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 138
Gots: 485 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Anchor Steam Beer

A - Orange-Amber, 1 1/2 fingers of bubbly head, goes away quick. No lacing to speak of.

S - Hops, sweet fruity smell, hints of cherries.

T - Smell carries into taste, full of hop bitterness, which lingers to the back of the throat. Cherry-Fruit taste apparent in aftertaste. Taste seems to mellow out and get better as you drink it, possibly due to warming up.

M - Watery, little carbonation.

D - This is a good beer for a Lager. I'm not a huge Lager fan, but after seeing a raving review on Youtube, decided to pick it up on my last trip to Nova Scotia. It's not my cup of tea (or beer) but it's much better than most Macro-swill lagers on the market.

Rating - 3.5/5 - (B+)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear amber with some mild carbonation. Fluffy cream white head. Thick retention around the rim. Some sudsy lacing

Smells of grains, yeast, some semi-sweet fruits. Bready. Floral and grassy hops. Metallic

Taste is very bready. Fresh white bread so thick you can chew it. Caramel malts then spicy grains and yeast to balance. Hops presence is of wet grass. Some metallic notes here as well

Feels creamy and smooth. Dry. Full

Overall an interesting beer. Not usually one for lagers but I'll give everything a shot. Would get again if the mood struck me

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,055 ratings.