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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,627 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,627
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 330 | 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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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-23-2013 07:44:02 | More by IXCII
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

02-22-2013 05:43:41 | More by Maximusmaximus
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

Anchor Steam

A: This was the most disappointing aspect of this beer. Great copper/rust color but little to no head.

S: Very malty with some slight caramel in there as well.

T: Amazing taste. A great balance of combining both salty and sweet flavors. Let the beer sit and warm just a bit and these flavors increase quite a bit,

M: Sticky and medium bodied.

O: Highly recommended. Definitely a great find if you can catch it on tap.

02-22-2013 00:44:34 | More by capnamerica
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Buttermilk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-21-2013 22:15:06 | More by Buttermilk
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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JustinM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-20-2013 22:29:49 | More by JustinM
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%

Tasted On: 02-20-2013
Freshness: Bottling code 2SJ (09-10-2012)
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Whole Foods, Nashville

I don't care for Anchor's bottle dating system. I guess its better than nothing, but is so cryptic it's useless when I'm in a store. I probably would have passed on this sample since it is 5 months old...

Pours a clear copper color, with a good sized off-white head. Both retention and lacing are good.

Aromas remind me somewhat of a pilsner, with sweet pale malts and earthy hops.

Taste is clean and lager-like; the caramel maltiness is balanced by woody/earthy moderate hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and highly carbonated with a lager cleanness, finishing with a moderate wood and earthy bitter note.

Overall a good thirst-quencher; tastes much like a pilsner and seems well-made.

02-20-2013 20:07:29 | More by sommersb
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Rn2Ln3Tn4

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

02-20-2013 18:05:20 | More by Rn2Ln3Tn4
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-20-2013 04:34:18 | More by WhiteDustin
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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vmdominguez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,627 ratings.