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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,506 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,506
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 278 | 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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ZachBurns


4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 21:59:15 | More by ZachBurns
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-19-2014 19:54:42 | More by dwagner003
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elchingen

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2013 03:31:32 | More by elchingen
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-06-2014 15:04:21 | More by 22Blue
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jleidner

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-21-2011 23:56:37 | More by jleidner
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2012 08:22:26 | More by Wordslinger
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-18-2011 05:22:45 | More by duff247
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BrewCollar

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-21-2013 18:59:28 | More by BrewCollar
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ChrisFurlowLSU


4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2014 21:28:03 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Haybeerman

Colorado

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

A: Clear copper color. Poured a 2 finger rocky tan head with good retention. Decanted lazily. Laced in wavy rings.

S: Slightly sweet bready malt with some caramel. Light fruitiness in the background along with some cut grass

T: Much like the nose with bready malt up front and subtle light fruits in the middle. Strong bitter for a dry finish.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate to ample carbonation; a little prickly and crisp on the tongue.

D: Very drinkable. Smooth, flavorful and balanced. Sessionable ABV.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 23:25:59 | More by Haybeerman
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-04-2012 22:18:53 | More by HarryPotHead
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jamesgaither

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-08-2011 04:13:04 | More by jamesgaither
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davidchollar

Washington

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

i haven't reviewed them yet, but the anchor porter and liberty ale have really impressed me. this is a good beer that i never noticed at the store when i was in seattle, but for some reason is available here at the local grocery store as the only american beer other than bud !!!
looks a dark bronze, almost brown but kind of red. the head is thick and not white, damn near gray, anyway it only sticks around for a minute.
smells a little better than average, not bad but not great. not very hoppy, kind of sweet. actually, unfortunately it smells like a japanese beer, really reminds me of asahi super dry ... scary
tastes much better. this is obviously a well-made brew. a little more bitter than i expected. quite drinkable, i could have a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2005 17:38:07 | More by davidchollar
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

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

Beautiful copper colour, pours with just a finger of frothy head, carbonation not vicious, but very pretty. Smells hoppy sweet, caramel and citrus notes.

Taste is wonderfully hoppy, refreshingly bitter, and full of sour citrus, grapefruity...

Mouthfeel has a nice bite to it, sticks to the back of the throat. A very summery beer. This says "west coast" to me in a big way. Even though I haven't much experience with this style, I'm already a bit of a fan.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 23:18:57 | More by trevorwideman
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-18-2011 06:03:54 | More by BeerArchivist
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2012 03:02:37 | More by tmars13
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Florida9

Illinois

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

Clear copper in color. Forms a small off-white head that reduces to a ring around the edge. No lacing. Smell is mostly malty with a bit of earth and just a hint of smoke. Flavor is also quite malty with malty fruity flavors and a mild earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.
A good beer that is probably the flagship beer for the style. Easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:04:47 | More by Florida9
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2014 17:42:01 | More by Burkbom23
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stewarbd

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-09-2012 16:04:27 | More by stewarbd
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

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

Had this on draught at the Mellow Mushroom on Hwy 5 in Douglasville. I was quite impressed with it. It poured a burnt orange colour with a very pretty off-white head. Lots of CO2 streaming skyward kept the foamy cap from fading away for some time. Plenty of glue-like lacing in this one, too. Looks good. The smell was quite lovely, as well. Heavy malt, with light hops, this almost reminded me of the breakfast cereal Sugar Smacks. Certainly very inviting. Much more hops in the flavour than was evident in the smell. This is very well balanced. Pleasant, malty sweetness up front, and a nice hop bitterness on the finish. A rock solid beer. Mouthfeel seemed well rounded and very easy to drink. I truly enjoyed this one. I ended up having two pints. Delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2006 22:37:28 | More by SilentSabre
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-16-2013 15:45:14 | More by swinyeju
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Swedgin

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-31-2013 05:59:01 | More by Swedgin
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-28-2013 03:54:31 | More by WesM63
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2011 14:49:47 | More by deapokid
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PintPal

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2012 21:41:51 | More by PintPal
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,506 ratings.