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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,616 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,616
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 128
Gots: 325 | 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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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-28-2012 19:49:13 | More by Woodysbeard
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Bagoosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-20-2012 18:21:23 | More by Bagoosh
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-22-2012 08:18:39 | More by GRUUMSH
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nikoconnor

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-14-2013 18:21:01 | More by nikoconnor
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3leven


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-28-2012 03:04:05 | More by 3leven
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SanMikeva

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-26-2013 02:00:45 | More by SanMikeva
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-04-2012 20:37:19 | More by aflies
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-20-2012 03:03:39 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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jacobfern

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-15-2014 01:43:40 | More by jacobfern
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2014 01:11:49 | More by hypnotoad1
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-21-2012 21:24:10 | More by JakeDebus
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 23:49:09 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Swaino

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-12-2014 03:05:54 | More by Swaino
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priwen

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-15-2012 17:26:35 | More by priwen
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kbnooshay

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

I got a 20 ouncer of this on tap. This pours a really nice dark copper/amber color with a nice uneven off white head. The aroma is sort of caramely and malty. The taste is similar, with sweet but light brown sugar flavor. The taste is fruity but also contains some good hoppage. THe spicy hops balance out the malts nicely.

This is a unique and in my opinion an above average beer. Lots of character to it. The mouthfeel is moderate, almost creamy. I could have a good amount of this.

07-24-2005 23:40:00 | More by kbnooshay
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AlvinLin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2014 20:16:48 | More by AlvinLin
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m0ntels

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2012 02:05:48 | More by m0ntels
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mecmd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-03-2014 02:42:37 | More by mecmd
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Moheban

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 05:47:38 | More by Moheban
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alexsergio

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-27-2014 20:31:58 | More by alexsergio
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Enjoyed straight from the bottle at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan.

Anchor Steam is a beer that I've wanted to try for awhile now, but just now decided to finally order one and get my first taste. I had never had a beer of this style before, so I was actually surprised. With the ABV and the name "Steam" beer I was expecting a light beer that was light on flavor and pretty much a slightly better version of an adjunct lager... it's better than that. The smell is of malts with a fair amount of hops. The taste has mild hops on the front, with a malty and bitter finish. I was not expecting this beer to taste the way that it did, but I enjoyed it. I had Black Crown by Budweiser just last week, and honestly, this tastes like a craft version of that beer. It has a similar malt aftertaste with a trace of wood, but with a bit less sweetness and more bitterness. Clearly, this beer is MUCH better than Black Crown will ever be, but that's a beer a lot of people are familiar with that I would compare this one to.

Would not exactly be my beer of choice (There's nothing offensive about it at all and it's a solid, craft beer), but it's a very respectable beer with a lot of history behind it.

02-09-2013 04:52:54 | More by Alextricity
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-03-2012 01:43:19 | More by WDJersey
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arfenhouse

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-02-2013 05:18:12 | More by arfenhouse
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-04-2014 15:32:33 | More by drummermattie02
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 04:05:17 | More by Boilerfood
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,616 ratings.