Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,671 | Reviews: 1,846 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
This is a pioneer that helped to fire off the craft beer revolution. I used to buy this at the Food Giant in Wallingford, and always looked forward to the nice bitterness and flavor that put it in a different class from the commonly available beers. I haven't had any in years, so when I got a bottle as a gift, I was looking forward to a good nostalgic taste, and I am not disappointed. I could drink this all night while watching good movies or cartoons, and know that the evening was well spent. For you folks that want to look into the world of alternative beer, this is just about the best place to start. Decent bitterness without a strong skunky malt smell or flavor, and one swig leaves you wishing for another. Many thanks to the guy who got this distributed up here in the cloudy zone back in the 70's.
12-27-2011 02:10:20 | More by sabinelr
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
From the bottle marked 1SL. Sampled on Christmas Day 2011. It pours a medium amber with a small head that becomes a ring while leaving a decent lacing. The aroma is of barley, biscuit, and sweetness with a nice hoppy balance. The body falls into the medium range. The taste has a moderate bitterness and a clean finish.
12-25-2011 19:58:17 | More by puboflyons
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
I enjoy this style beer. I don't see it often enough.
A- Nice carbonation. Reddish amber color.
S- Lager yeast and caramel. I don't detect any hop aroma.
T- Carmelly lager taste.
M- Smooth and delicious.
I've had a few different breweries version of this beer "Steam" or "california common" as some call it. I tend to enjoy the ones that are a little more biscuity and have more hop aroma. This one is a little less of those 2 features but a very enjoyable beer, easy to drink.
12-24-2011 05:51:49 | More by kbkayla
4.13/5 rDev +7%
Ward and Julia's Wedding
Clear golden orange and amber with a frothy, pillow off-white head that eventually leaves clinging, sticky lines, splotches, and dots of lacing down the glass. Gorgeous beer.
Bready, malty aroma, with a touch of yeast presence. Slightly sweet and very simple, though pleasant and appropriate.
Sweet caramel malt flavor profile, with freshly baked bread, mild grassy and earthy hop character. Incredibly well balanced. Wonderfully drinkable.
Light to medium body with high carbonation.
A definitive version of a classic style. I love this beer.
12-19-2011 22:05:00 | More by ehammond1
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
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