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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

4,412 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,412
Reviews: 1,834
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 117
Gots: 246 | 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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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2012 17:36:19 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2012 19:37:07 | More by Ajlvt
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moistnugget

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an ale glass (yeah, yeah, yeah, it was sitting at my desk already,) developed a rich amber color, very clear, very small head. Nose is nice; rye, fruit, though hard to say what, maybe peach and lemon, a little fresh oregano, and yeast. Taste is fresh and bright, citrus notes (without the hop explosion that I've come to associate with it.) Finish is zesty, with lemon grass and fresh herbs riding it out. Mouthfeel is perfectly matched to the taste, light, spritzy, and bitter. The flavor and feel race across your tongue and disappear, enticing you to sip again. Overall, a well put together beer, and American styles are not usually my favorite territory. 4.25/5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 08:20:14 | More by moistnugget
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-24-2012 00:49:53 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 04:05:17 | More by Boilerfood
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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-23-2012 03:42:03 | More by MarioM
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beermeright


3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed the taste and flavor. Came in a bottle poured it ınto a glass. good color. it was my first west coast beer... had it a while ago while visiting in SF wish I could remember more. I Really liked the bottle. I thought it was fun and creative... had it in a pub somewhere in Ghiradelli square. :)

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:33:41 | More by beermeright
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Serge

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pretty darkish cobber amber with a medium creamy off white head. Lots of bubbles in the liquid. Aroma is malty, some barn and rye bread. Wonderful spritzy carbonation with lots of small bubbles. Flavor is sweet, caramel malty with a slight peppery bitterness. Nice and fresh - wonderful summer beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:14:09 | More by Serge
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vader06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-22-2012 00:37:21 | More by vader06
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-21-2012 01:54:16 | More by GeoCait
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rpopescu

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-20-2012 18:14:19 | More by rpopescu
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nico_freespirit


4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2012 17:22:38 | More by nico_freespirit
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-20-2012 14:01:33 | More by CoryJHarber
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2012 04:25:03 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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jimilayne

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-20-2012 02:50:59 | More by jimilayne
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JimmyP


2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-19-2012 01:07:15 | More by Kanewai
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Frankensteineken

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-18-2012 22:06:21 | More by Frankensteineken
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TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -48.2%

11-18-2012 19:56:55 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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SLeffler27

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-18-2012 06:00:54 | More by SLeffler27
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srhudnall

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

11-18-2012 02:44:30 | More by srhudnall
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-17-2012 19:24:58 | More by jharris0624
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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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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/17/12

Appearance: Crystal clear, an amber/deep orange color - pours with an off-white head, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Mild, as it should be for the style - light pale and caramel malts - undercooked biscuits and light bread - some lightly grassy hops in the distant background

Taste: Caramel malts - lightly malty, delicate, yet also deep - pale and caramel grains - lightly chewy, lightly sweet - some hints of spices - some light, citrusy hops to balance things out - mildly bitter - nicely balanced, nicely drinkable

Mouthfeel: Light, almost medium, nicely carbonated, highly quaffable

Overall: Pretty much the definition of classic

Fritz Maytag's purchase and subsequent revival of Anchor Brewing is considered by many to be the start of modern craft beer. I've been meaning to review this for a while. It's more than just a historical artifact. It's a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 06:38:18 | More by angrybabboon
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VernonKell

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-15-2012 22:44:57 | More by VernonKell
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,412 ratings.