Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,615 | Reviews: 1,843 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev +1%
12 oz bottle into wine glass.
A: Golden orange, pretty clear, one finger white head that dissipates in a few minutes, small lacing.
S: Sweet malts, caramelly, some citrus hops. Nose is very subtle overall.
T: mild bitterness, pretty well-balanced with fine malt backbone.
M: Crisp, refreshing, small bubble carbonation. Pretty good.
O: pretty good above average lighter ale, not overly complex and thus very approachable. Would recommend.
12-18-2011 00:10:53 | More by beerbiatchMD
3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
Time to review a classic (and no, I won't going off on a tangent about how the new grading system sucks, either...that's for the forums, brah) Poured into a Kostritzer pilsener glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color, with a large, sexy four-finger off-white head that fades away at a moderate pace.
S: Mostly earthy aromatic hops, but also features a small bready scent, as well.
T: The opening is malty, biscuity, and almost sweet, while it finishes with a decent hit of grassy, floral hops. Flavorful and refreshing, but I imagine it would be better suited to the summer months.
M: Finishes very wet, and has moderately high carbonation overall. Nice smoothness, too.
O: This is pretty damn good, and like many of the well-known craft beers (SN Pale Ale, SA Boston Lager), has a good degree of versatility, as well. On the other hand, it's not my favorite, and truth be told, I think I prefer Flying Dog Old Scratch (if we're staying in the not-too-well represented style of the California Common) overall.
12-16-2011 23:10:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
2.98/5 rDev -22.8%
bottled: 1SW; 3rd week of September, 2011
A: Copper with a transient finger of white foam which falls quickly to a broken sheet of the same. spotty lace. excellent clarity.
S: Smells like english malts. Sweet with hints of toffee.
T: Tea flavors with strong malts and subtle, earthy hops. Pretty simple and easy to drink.
M: medium bodied with moderate over low carb and a semi dry finish.
O: I can see why this beer made it big. I can appreciate the approach-ability of the beer. It's just mediocre to me.
12-14-2011 15:34:20 | More by harrymel
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,615 ratings.