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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

4,519 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,519
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 121
Gots: 287 | 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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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

2.45/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Copper color with an overabundance of white foam. The aroma is kinda hoppy but bland. The taste has a tartness that I don't find appealing, like it's meant to be acidic instead of build character. The finish is tart leaving a somewhat nasty aftertaste. No me gusta. Drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 23:32:51 | More by DesMoinesMike
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avaulteriam

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Certainly not my style at all. Smells of some sweetness and soap? Very malty with weird lager-esque taste predominant. Similar to Kolsch styles. Contrary to some, I didn't think immediately of an ale. Definitely not the smoothest or most likable in my opinion

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 22:46:16 | More by avaulteriam
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iemailjack

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-04-2011 22:18:46 | More by iemailjack
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-14-2014 18:59:20 | More by atlbravsrno1
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dnoahg

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

05-25-2013 03:04:11 | More by dnoahg
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

02-17-2014 23:24:28 | More by SpartyJoe
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JimmyP


2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

11-19-2012 22:45:18 | More by JimmyP
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abernethyj

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-10-2013 01:13:22 | More by abernethyj
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-14-2012 19:07:56 | More by wiegs4life
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core42

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-15-2014 15:25:11 | More by core42
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beerbtl

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

06-23-2013 21:01:55 | More by beerbtl
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Stratocat0

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-10-2012 14:21:21 | More by Stratocat0
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jar2574

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed with the appearance. A tiny amount of head formed, and then disappeared quickly. What remains is a flat looking, orangish beer.

Metallic fruity smell.

Not a good beer. Malty, musty taste with a sickly aftertaste than just hangs on your tongue.

Better than a macro-brew, because at least it has a distinctive taste. But not better by much.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 00:33:50 | More by jar2574
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-07-2012 12:28:14 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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godmare

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-15-2012 05:52:04 | More by godmare
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yas

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

05-31-2012 21:59:53 | More by yas
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amalburg

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

05-03-2014 16:01:35 | More by amalburg
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Anthony1

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass

This beer was also an upset. I have never had a steam beer before, so perhaps i am missing the point of the style. Pours a lighter amber color with a terrible head that quickly disappeared and left no signs for its existance. The aroma was very basic with no specific smells. The taste was similar. There were no distinct flavors, mild hoppiness and malt. Felt light but had no redeeming features. I didn't want to finish the beer, but i did in hopes it would get better toward the end... it didn't

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 15:04:06 | More by Anthony1
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-08-2014 00:05:33 | More by thedifferencemaker
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WillRadar

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-29-2011 17:25:02 | More by WillRadar
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Hopinista

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

06-15-2013 17:38:31 | More by Hopinista
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p-wagz

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-05-2013 02:45:24 | More by p-wagz
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Pecan

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

12-21-2012 08:42:58 | More by Pecan
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AMson

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-04-2013 20:38:43 | More by AMson
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-16-2014 00:17:40 | More by Fettpopps
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,519 ratings.