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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,991 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,991
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 140
Gots: 458 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mklisz, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Vogey77, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beer haiku for you:

"An old standby beer,
Easy to drink and to own.
Anchors away, friends!"

Many years ago--prior to being introduced to Belgians, Brooklyns, Dogfish, and multiple other offerings I had this beer at the top of my list. Having not had one in nearly a decade, my revisit brought back good memories but provided clarity about my changing tastes. Bottom line--very drinkable and enjoyable beer, without pretense, but not nearly as tasty as many of its peers in this $10/six pack price range.

Cheers!

johnwarne, Aug 29, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

NorthernSoul, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rale, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rickdude, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

clay23, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

simonmoyse, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BSuter, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

arc3636, Jan 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

StevieDavie, Mar 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jrenn, Jan 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Coduhhh, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BoilerUpNavy, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

koes0024, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

thebigredone, Jul 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Dookiepants, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Reel Club a new high end seafood restaurant in Oak Brook, IL

Served in a modified pilsner glass (very wide), the beer is a clear bronze with a thickish creamy head. Not a ton of lacing.

The aroma is of floral hops, some malts and a cracker smell. Nice, fresh and nonassertive.

The taste is similar, slightly sweet, a little fruity and floral. Hints of nuts in the background with a bit of pear emerging late. Nothing overpowers you, but it is well put together.

The mouth is light and bright. This is a easy drinking beer. Would be easy to session of your not in the mood for a pallet burner. This beer is easy to pair with food, just avoid anything to spicy.

Redrover, Jan 29, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Joshpu, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kguard, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SFC21, Aug 19, 2012
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,991 ratings.