Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -15%
In the book of Frankiepop, the American classic Anchor is a tad overrated. However, Frankie likes a beer with a little more sweetness and dare I say, a little more flavor. True this special lager beer is nice beer. Easy to drink, a good summer choice, and with a refreshing twist of lemony citrus twang. So it is not an American crappy lager. No, Anchor is kind of creamy, kind of foamy, and kind of smooth. It's more of a bitter beer, a nice light hoppiness that makes IPA guys smile a little.
I on the otherhand found the taste a little weak. I prefer a Tecate, a Greek Marathon, or a European lager like Carlsberg. Anchor's summer citrus quality is nice. Very west coasty. Anyway, I'm saving the rest of the six pack for July! Still above average ratings though I will stick Anchor's wonderful Porter. Blow me down. Got to admit as it warms the more I drink the more I likey....
So pair this on a hot day with some nice traditional Jazz music. I might suggest a cd by Bucky Pizzarelli called Challis in Wonderland where this guitar phenom sits in with some wonderful arrangement with a small string section performing some old great jazz pieces arranged by Challis who worked with Bix Beiderbecke. Another wise choice might be Hampton Hawes trio music.
02-06-2013 02:57:38 | More by frankiepop
2.24/5 rDev -42%
A - Pours dark gold with a finger and a half of white head. Left no lacing.
S - Sour malt and creamed corn.
T - Predominantly creamed corn, With a bit of the " steamed " character.
M - Medium slightly smoky body with heavy carbonation.
O - Overall, What the hell? Why is their so much praise for this beer? Perhaps I just got a bad bottle, But it tasted like a slightly smoked corona.
02-04-2013 21:22:59 | More by SometimesIfart
4.39/5 rDev +13.7%
12oz into a pint. About time I got around to this classic craft brew!
A - Frothy off-white head off the pour atop a relatively clean light amber body. The head recedes to a thin soapy film, but never dissipates entirely, leaving a sticky bunch of lacing down the glass.
S - Mild overall, with caramel malt and crisp grassy hops coming through upfront. There's a touch of fruitiness as well, as well as some malty sweetness. Simple and balanced aroma.
T - Follows the nose, but still exceeds expectations. A nice base of toasty caramel malt, almost giving it an English feel, but the zesty hop profile pulls it back to America. Toffee-like sweetness to the malt, with lemongrass, clean barley malt, and a crisp citric character. The finish is punctuated with a mild grassy hop giving it a balanced feel overall. There's a mild fruitiness throughout as well that I can't quite put my finger on, though I'm almost positive I'm picking up some peach and apricot notes. Overall an immensely drinkable profile.
M - Medium bodied, with just the right viscosity, and a fine carbonation that compliments the body perfectly. Crisp and slightly dry, but somehow velvety smooth at the same time.
D - An all around superb beer, and a true testament to the uncompromising quality of craft breweries, even ones as big as Anchor. A balanced, tasty, and incredibly drinkable ale; a true classic.
02-03-2013 02:57:10 | More by Converge
3.56/5 rDev -7.8%
A - Nice head of foam lasts 5 minutes, leaves lacing on the glass.
S - Straight hops smell, barley, little bit of roasted smell.
T - Comparable to Lionshead, but much more full. Tastes like pancakes. Bitter aftertaste with taste of alcohol.
F - Feel is great, very little carbonation.
O - Pretty good. Similar to a light lager, ale. Nothing too notable about this beer.
02-02-2013 03:15:43 | More by Hendy011
3.51/5 rDev -9.1%
Anchor Steam Beer, while choosing this beer a got a little history on the beer.
This beer poured orange crisp and a bit cloudy.
Lots of bubbles...a bit right up front..malt and citrus fight in this beer.
a good beer.
I would like to enjoy this at the brewery.
02-01-2013 21:34:07 | More by DragonzBreath
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
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