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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,200 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,200
Reviews: 1,918
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 159
Gots: 644 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear really light amber color with a nice big frothy white head.

Aroma is malty some light caramel notes and earthy hints some light grassy hop notes.

Taste is like the smell a nice malt base with caramel notes, Some good earthy notes that lead to grassy hops for a finish. Nice lighter easy drinking favorable brew.

Mouthfeel is nice medium body with fairly peppy carbonation that suits this brew perfectly. Mouthfeel and carbonation defiantly aide the flavor on this one.

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Appearance: amber gold with thick moussey white head and great clarity

Aroma: Northern brewer hop showcase, with woodsy and minty aroma and a clean lager like bready malt aroma

Taste: very much like aroma but with a beautiful malty finish that is very bready with a slight toast to it. Very nice, rustic and woodsy flavor with hint of mint and a great bready malt character holding it all together.

Mouthfeel: very hybrid between the cleanliness of a lager and the range of an ale. Medium carbonation, smooth and refreshing

Overall: Delicious. An american classic that is a hybrid between an ale and lager, the unique brewing process (which is worth looking up for those who don't know what a Steam Beer is!!) gives the pleasing versatility of this beer. The northern brewer hops mix perfectly to give the woodsy, minty, and overall rustic hop flavor. A must try that can easily become an old standby, especially for cool fall nights.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,200 ratings.