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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,427 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,427
Reviews: 1,834
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 116
Gots: 252 | 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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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2013 04:45:56 | More by wtkphoto
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2011 20:33:30 | More by djrn2
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2012 15:07:21 | More by Pillowburn
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2013 01:54:36 | More by NYR_Rob
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2013 22:38:08 | More by csurowiec
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2012 16:53:58 | More by RoryOMoore
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-13-2011 05:29:07 | More by tbeq00
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2012 19:37:21 | More by rmehughes
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zuggy9

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was recommended to me and I was quite happy about it. It pours a dark amber with a little head and some crowning after it thins. The smell is very woody with subtle malt and hops. The taste is rather light, but with some good hops and is quite dry. It's fairly medium-bodied and refreshing. Very drinkable and pleasant.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2007 04:18:23 | More by zuggy9
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-01-2014 03:09:44 | More by WVUbrew
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep yellow with amber/orange tint. delicious 2 finger head, good lacing.

S: nice grain, malt, mild sweet aroma.

T: sweet malt upfront, mild bitter finish.

M: medium/light body, decent carbonation, dry finish.

D: Nice session beer. If you want to go for taste but watch the ABV or calories (lol), this may be a good standard brew. Fine gateway beer for newbies.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 17:08:48 | More by BeerLover99
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brewdoc75

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorites.

Poured in a plain ol pint glass

Appearance: Crisp and immaculately clear amber color. Nice creamy head which slowly dissipates, but is ever present throughout the life of this beer.

Smell: Very clean smelling. A little estery. Nice hint of hops, but not an overpowering hoppy aroma.

Taste: Very clean tasting beer. Very prominent esters. Just enough hops to provide a nice bite, but not very bitter. Somewhat earthy.

Mouthfeel: Quite pleasant, medium bodied brew. A little creamy. Very smooth.

Drinkability: A very drinkable American classic. Quite thirst quenching. The balance of the hops, the malts, and the esters in this beer make it one of my summer/fall favorites.

If you want to try the best example of a steam beer, go with this one as it is the original.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 03:10:33 | More by brewdoc75
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2012 15:07:33 | More by cackalacky
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2014 15:10:11 | More by NorbertB1974
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2011 21:59:31 | More by 2neardead
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-28-2011 18:34:07 | More by fuzzcherry
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-05-2012 07:20:16 | More by MarkyMOD
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2013 20:40:31 | More by GreyGhost4
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2012 21:41:05 | More by vitters03
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Drag0nz

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2013 19:14:29 | More by Drag0nz
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2013 20:10:10 | More by Budinetz
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e-MoNeY


4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-03-2012 08:42:17 | More by e-MoNeY
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-08-2013 04:00:46 | More by AntLeatherface
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IWannaEatFood

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-02-2013 19:32:04 | More by IWannaEatFood
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-08-2013 16:05:53 | More by mikehillman
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,427 ratings.