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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

5,200 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,200
Reviews: 1,918
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 160
Gots: 645 | 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

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Second go with Anchor Steam.

A. The appearance is a golden amber, more on the darker side. There was a minimal head and dissipated quickly. Not cloudy or sedimenty.

S. The aroma was very light and was rather difficult for me to pick anything out. The only smell that could be picked out were the malts, but again it was so light, I couldn't get a full appreciation for it.

T. Like the smell, the taste is also very light. It is very light and crisp. The maltiness is quietly followed by the hops.

M. It has a slight and quick feel of carbonation initially then disappears within a blink. Again it feels light bodied and smooth.

O. I think this is a great summer beer due to the lightness of it all around. It tastes great and is an excellent beer to sit and relax with.

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