Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev -2.6%
355 ml bottle picked up from the singles bin at the LCBO for $2.40 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - clear amber color with a plethora of bubbles and topped by a finger of dense white frothy head. Tons of visible bubbles. The head has a good retention time.
Smell - big malty presence with loads of bread aromatics. A light fruitiness permeates as well.
Taste - significant malty with some grainy sweetness topped off by a bitter finish that turns sweet in the aftertaste. Very different and unique. Almost a coffee like finish on the palate too.
Mouthfeel - well carbonated and light bodied with a tongue tingling finish.
Overall - definitely a unique beer, kind of reminiscent of an amber, but realistically not that close, as there's a lot more in terms of different flavours going on and a great sweet finish. Definitely worth repeating.
08-07-2014 22:54:15 | More by DenisKolkin
4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Pours a rich, crystal-clear dark bronze to copper. Head is creamy, white, and lathery in texture. Good retention.
S: Aromatics are malty, but rounded. Grains are present and full of character. What should "beer" smell like? It should smell like this!
T: The taste is clean. Malts are lip-smackin' good, rounded out by grain. I taste barely. Like actual barley. I get bready, and cracker notes. But not overly sweet. There's enough mild bitterness to keep this brew nicely balanced. This is delicious. It's not a mind blowing brew, but here simple is good.
M: Medium bodied and lingers on the pallet. The creamy head adds great texture and contrast. This is one smooth brew..
Overall, I really like this brew. Will definitely try again. This isn't the kind of beer that will inspire a revelation or challenge your convictions--although, it might be a revelation in that to me this is what a basic, simple beer could and should be and it might challenge your convictions if you've been succumbing to pretension and fad brews, thinking that only an esoteric style or brewing method or exotic ingredients can result in a glass full of joy. This beer is... zen like for me!
08-03-2014 23:08:04 | More by logicalparadox
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.