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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,872 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,872
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 406 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

MrBillyMac, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tdmccarthy, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

agaloco9, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Crstumpf, Feb 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

SopwithCamel18, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Cr0wBait, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in a most appropriate place, San Francisco, and with a most suitable food, clam chowder. Enjoyed at some random restaurant on the pier.

Appearance – Comes in a pint glass with a clear golden color and two fingers of fluffy white head.

Smell – Earthy grains, sweet malts, minor hops, yest.

Taste – A hoppy bite up front with some nice bitterness that then has a splash of lemon zest which fades almost immediately to grain malts and a caramel backbone. That’s about it…

Mouthfeel – Light bodied, plentiful carbonation, finishes quite crisp.

Overall – Paired with the chowder, this was a winner. An easy to quaff, slightly sweet overall beer that can quench your thirst. A solid beer though one I most likely won’t have again unless in the area.

SpdKilz, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

czar78, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pillowburn, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper color with vibrant clarity and lots of visible carbonation. Shallow off white head. Lots of caramel malt on the nose with subtle notes of biscuit and grain. Some earthy scents with a subtle hop presence. Medium to big in body with a good malt foundation. Lots of carbonation dry bready characteristics up front with touches of caramel sweetness balanced by a crisp finish. Definately tasty and more than drinkable. Slight floral presence. Big for a small beer that holds up really well. I love the unique twist of this beer being a lager fermented at warmer temperatures. I dont get a lot of fruit but you definately get that ale/lager hybrid feel.

jtierney89, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

videofrog, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

cbgbslev, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

fakehat, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

DavidP, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

ChadC12, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

getbehindthemule, Feb 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

sansho, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

w00ddy, Feb 11, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into a Monster pint (33.9 oz.) at Woodstock’s in San Diego, Calif. Caramel looking. About a 1 ½ fingers of head. Nice white cloudy lacing. Sporadic and cloudy film on the sides.

Smelled bread and grains mostly. Kind of a freshness smell, but heavy (malty) as well.

Tasted pretty similar to the nose. Reminded me of a pilsner. Bready and grainy. Clean, light and crisp.

Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, clean and crisp finish.

A bit disappointed overall. I don’t know why, but I was expecting a lot more.

BucannonXC5, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

shelby415, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

RollBeerTide, Feb 11, 2012
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,872 ratings.