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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

4,404 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,404
Reviews: 1,834
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 117
Gots: 244 | 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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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 22:19:55 | More by patre_tim
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Apecho


5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-29-2014 19:14:31 | More by Apecho
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2014 16:14:25 | More by LakerLeith
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klittle250

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 14:28:03 | More by klittle250
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STEEL1980

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-29-2014 13:23:46 | More by STEEL1980
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BigJohnShow

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 06:48:49 | More by BigJohnShow
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J702

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2014 05:54:24 | More by J702
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Bwagner1122

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-29-2014 04:56:52 | More by Bwagner1122
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-29-2014 03:20:00 | More by rickcrip76
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-28-2014 23:39:47 | More by Purp1eOne
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MDTurk


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-28-2014 17:02:45 | More by MDTurk
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thomda11

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe I haven't tried this beer until just now. I have to say, I wasn't expecting anything great, but I was quite impressed. Not a complex beer by any stretch of the imagination; yet, what it does, it does well. The most noticeable characteristic is the bold toasted malt. The hop bitterness is subtle, but does a nice job of balancing out the malt. Overall, a beer that I'd go for again. I really did myself a disservice by not trying this before.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 05:01:54 | More by thomda11
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Yaroch

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-28-2014 04:42:28 | More by Yaroch
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-28-2014 04:36:49 | More by DCdevyl78
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Rwang

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-27-2014 23:07:50 | More by Rwang
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Deatherage

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2014 22:20:08 | More by Deatherage
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Antfugue


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-27-2014 21:45:10 | More by Antfugue
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Honeybourne

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2014 20:41:54 | More by Honeybourne
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-27-2014 18:40:36 | More by sammyg832
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2014 17:12:30 | More by Hendrick24
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dozo415

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-27-2014 04:14:47 | More by dozo415
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Glmorris2112


5/5  rDev +29.5%

06-26-2014 23:14:30 | More by Glmorris2112
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ChrisFurlowLSU


4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2014 21:28:03 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2014 17:45:28 | More by CUbeerfan
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BREWS4LA

California

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug..Nice color great smell. Nose.. .some citrus and good roasted malty and caramel scents,

I was surprised by taste more malty than hoppy and just a little bitter on the finish but very nice. Good balance and very drinkable. I would dare to say maybe an entry level into an IPA style. Would be a great starter/move up beer for someone used to the macro lagers. I will definitely be getting more next visit to trader joes.

I guess when you make a product for more than 100 years you do it right.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 06:28:44 | More by BREWS4LA
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,404 ratings.