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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,233 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,233
Reviews: 1,922
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 161
Gots: 679 | FT: 2
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

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,233 ratings.