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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,892 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,892
Reviews: 1,864
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 132
Gots: 414 | 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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Photo of superspak
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled 1/11/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden copper color with a very nice 3 finger dense off white head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of bready grains, grass, floral hops, herbal spiciness, caramel, and a bit of light fruitiness. Some nice and well balanced aromas; but are a bit muted. Taste of bready grain, floral, grass, pepper, caramel, herbal, and light apricot. A decent amount of peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of bread, pepper, herbal, floral, and light fruit on the finish for a bit. Nice balance of flavors. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel as expected. No alcohol noticeable at all as expected for 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice brew from Anchor. Very crisp with a nice flavor profile; and easily drinkable. Definitely a great session beer contender.

superspak, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Shumj, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

coz, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Dwh689, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

redfox405, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fluidmotion, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of joecalderoni
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice reddish, copper color! Good carbonation!

S: Good malty, sweet aroma with a prominent lager or steam beer yeast character!

T: A malty taste with nice steam beer yeast character as an aftertaste! Medium body and good mouthfeel!

O: a very neutral flavourfull beer, good for any ocasion! Cheers

joecalderoni, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery!! You just have to try the classic American beer at the source after a tour.

A: very light brown color, slight yellowish hues
S: slight malt
T: light but quenching, nice balance of hops and malt, nice light bitter finish
M: very light, nice bitter finish

wisrarebeer, Mar 23, 2012
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.