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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,482 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,482
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 119
Gots: 269 | 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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carlitosbronson1

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2013 16:55:06 | More by carlitosbronson1
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-29-2014 13:38:51 | More by dmorgan310
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-16-2013 18:43:23 | More by adkieffer
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-11-2012 04:43:06 | More by bigox420
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-07-2013 18:00:17 | More by seangibbs60
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HopNelius

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a small snifter glass out of the bottle.
A-Amber color, small amount of carbonation.
Smell-Crisp, light malty smell, yeasty.
Taste-Crisp malty taste, leaves you wanting to take another sip, slight notes of the yeast come through.
Mouthfull-Creamy, drinkable, refreshing.
O-This was one of the first "good" beers I had every had way back in the day. I think I am likely not along in that. This beer style made "california common" a house hold name due to the fact that no one else is allowed to claim steam beer. Although not overly complex, I appreciate this beer for what it is an amazing drinkable beer, a timeless classic, a craft beer when no one knew what that meant. Someone had purchased this for me as a gift and I was happy to drink it for the first time in a very long time.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:04:30 | More by HopNelius
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jeiiVP

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-14-2013 19:44:36 | More by jeiiVP
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APBT91

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-30-2014 12:43:12 | More by APBT91
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2013 12:06:10 | More by KalanM
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Getalegup

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-23-2014 04:00:42 | More by Getalegup
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retry4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-10-2014 09:09:16 | More by retry4z
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Stumpy29er

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-23-2013 00:50:18 | More by Stumpy29er
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-18-2014 16:23:01 | More by Necronomad
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bryseitz


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 04:10:36 | More by bryseitz
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CollegeStogie

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-25-2013 13:37:52 | More by CollegeStogie
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eux

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-31-2012 05:36:35 | More by eux
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2013 14:23:42 | More by Mervjahn
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Phigg1102

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2014 03:48:55 | More by Phigg1102
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BierReise

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is probably one of my favorite american lagers along with Sam Adams. Nice color with slight cloudiness. Aroma is malty and a little hop fragrance. Very smooth on the palate unlike other lagers which have a little more effervescence to them. This was about the only beer on the menu tonight worth having. It's a shame restaurants don't give their beer selection half the attention their wine menus get.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2003 19:53:36 | More by BierReise
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johntandlich

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2013 22:40:28 | More by johntandlich
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-18-2013 17:40:47 | More by Jason1337
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-20-2013 21:16:44 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-03-2013 03:28:07 | More by brandon911
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-24-2014 02:36:23 | More by ParkbrauFan
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-07-2014 20:36:35 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,482 ratings.