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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

4,695 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,695
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 128
Gots: 349 | 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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jga154

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-17-2013 23:12:18 | More by jga154
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MFAnderson

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-17-2013 22:47:09 | More by MFAnderson
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-17-2013 16:07:16 | More by Hultkrantz
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-17-2013 15:39:26 | More by Noelito76
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johnson3000

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-15-2013 23:18:25 | More by johnson3000
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.53/5  rDev -34.5%

Pours dark amber with a large white head.
Nose shows grainy malt, cardboard notes, soft spicy hops and a bit of wholegrain bread.
Slightly better flavours, more malt. Other than that, not much difference.
Body seems watery.
Not sold on this at all.

03-14-2013 22:49:29 | More by CrazyDavros
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

03-13-2013 23:54:04 | More by chippo33
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Waypoint

New York

3.46/5  rDev -10.4%

A :Good light brown color nice carbonation.

S: Light malt aroma.

T: Mild flavor low amount of hops

M: Medium body smooth to swallow

O: A nice easy drinking beer refreshing but no wow factors. I liked the beer but I think that there are way too many other beers out there that are much more interesting.

03-13-2013 02:29:49 | More by Waypoint
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007deepsouth

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-12-2013 17:22:49 | More by 007deepsouth
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle purchased and drank at Aladdin's in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber color, with a half inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells include sweet grains, caramel, and grassy hops.

The taste is similar. Subdued and classy all around, a good amount of grassy and slightly fruity hops, with some mild sweet malt and grain flavor.

Light to medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp and very drinkable.

An original American lager, one that will be always be pretty tasty.

03-12-2013 13:42:53 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-12-2013 09:58:55 | More by Nick_Foltz
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AmitC

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

The old legend of craft brewing.

Poured from the atypical bottle style of Anchor brewing co. into a snifter. Amber color. Almost negligible head. Decent lacing. Some bubbles.

Aroma is of slight malt and some caramel. Some minor grains and hops are apparent too.

Taste is a lot like malt liquor with some qualities of a lager. Slight graininess, a decent amount of malt flavor and a nice balancing act by hops. Finish is a lot grainy and dry.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Very light with no warmth and astringency.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

03-12-2013 02:35:33 | More by AmitC
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-11-2013 22:37:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-11-2013 17:44:11 | More by Stinger80OH
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-11-2013 06:08:12 | More by spycow
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DukeX13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2013 04:51:12 | More by DukeX13
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BrianCuoz

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-10-2013 04:34:38 | More by BrianCuoz
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-09-2013 23:57:09 | More by Kerrie
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-09-2013 16:17:54 | More by Duvel
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2013 08:45:01 | More by Poupae
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BeerSnobery

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-07-2013 03:22:31 | More by BeerSnobery
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BeardOfZeus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-06-2013 20:43:32 | More by BeardOfZeus
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Renegrenade

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-06-2013 20:07:03 | More by Renegrenade
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-06-2013 14:01:40 | More by Mattyb79
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-05-2013 04:44:52 | More by Michaeldmanley
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,695 ratings.