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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,757 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,757
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 370 | 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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Appearance 4/5: Nice, dark golden amber color. Spectacular lacing!
Smell 3.5/5: Slightly spicy, malty and whenever I think of a classic "beer smell" Anchor Steam is what I think of.
Taste 3.75/5: Clean and bright. Someone else described it as slightly spicy and I have to agree. Seems to have black pepper notes nicely balanced with the smooth, creamy maltiness.
Mouthfeel 3.5/5: Little carbonation, thin but not watery.
Overall 3.75/5: Excellent beer. Simply not my favorite style of beer but certainly unique. A classic and something easy to drink. Highly recommend to keep a sixer stocked in the fridge.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,757 ratings.