Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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very good

5,061 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,061
Reviews: 1,877
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 139
Gots: 494 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a short 12 oz bottle in to a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a clean amber color with an inch of tan head. Very nice.

S- Again, pretty clean. Slightly hoppy and citrusy, and it even has some sour apple notes.

T- After the first sip I'm no quite sure what to make of this beer. There's a fairly solid hop presence and even some sourness up front. The flavors arrive early and linger around for a while.

M- Very unique mouthfeel. Creamy, slick, and slightly oily. The tongue is coated until the next sip. Moderately carbonated as well.

O- A good beer to try once for the hell of it. I guess it wouldn't be a bad session beer either since the mouthfeel tends to subdue some of the bitterness.

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I poured this into a pilsner glass and it looked very enticing with a big head and a lot of bright orange bubbling action. The smell was a little citrusy and a hint of pepper but the taste reminded me of eating soap, as did the mouthfeel. Maybe I'm just not a steam beer kinda guy but be that as it may, I didn't like this beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber; medium head; good lacing

Aroma: Light malt; light grassy aroma; light citrus

Taste: Juicy malt on start with a quick, light hit of hops; light citrus in the mid; finishes a little tart, bitter, dry and crisp; pretty refreshing and sessionable, but not complex

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,061 ratings.