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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

5,060 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,060
Reviews: 1,877
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 138
Gots: 489 | 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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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.

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A—deep amber, clear with about ¼ inch head, very nice lacing throughout

S— mild hoppy smell, not getting much else

T—very crisp and clean, having a hard time identifying the flavors other than the hops. great bitter finish, drier than I expected as well

M—smooth and nice, not much carbonation, but still enjoyable

D—A little disappointed in this one…I had in on tap in college and remember liking it much more than I did in this bottle. That being said, I will try to find it on tap (perhaps at Old Chicago) and re-review to be fair.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.