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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,806 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,806
Reviews: 1,859
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 381 | 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 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a re-visit for me as i'd only tried it once over 20 years ago while living in California. Served it up today in a red solo cup after outside temps are soaring into the low 90 * f. here in Florida.

A: Pours a nice beautiful honey amber color with a really respectable cloud white barrista frothy head.

S: Smells of biscuit yeast and fresh hay.

T: Refreshingly wet taste with moderate bitterness from earthy Northwestern hops, loam flavors criss-cross the tongue like a lawn tractor mowing down a checkerboard lawn.

M: Starts wet. Plenty of bubbly. Medium bitter middle, ends wet. No discernible alcohol notes (well balanced).

O: Solid beer. Great for hops lovers who are looking for a lower alcohol refreshing summer brew for those swamp ass days of summer.

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No date that I can see.

A: Pours a clear light red. Tall, frothy tan head. Thin but widespread lacing everywhere. Great head retention.

S: Mild bready, grainy malt. Maybe a little grassy? Almost smells a bit like corn.

T: Yep, definitely a bit grassy. Like wet hay. Grainy, bready malt. Lingering grass in the after with the lightest hint of tartness and bitterness.

M: Medium-light bodied. Not too watery but obviously around 5%.

O: I expected a simple beer and got one. It reminds me of a cream ale with a slight hoppiness and tartness to it. Simple but decently flavorful. Not bad.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,806 ratings.