Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I home brewed a batch of California Common and realized I had never reviewed the the original Steam Beer. Poured form the unique fat/stubby 12oz brown Anchor bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A= This beer poured a slightly hazed orange/copper color with a fairly thin 3/8" rocky off white head. Tons of lingering carbonation release. Not much in the way of head retention or lace.
S= Almost a lager-like malt sweetness in the nose, followed by a rustic earthy/woody hop note.
T= Completely mimics the nose. Malty sweetness, including some light caramel notes, lead into a blast of hops. Bitterness was firm, and the hop flavor was earthy and dank with hints of citrus and to a lesser extent pine. Finished dry and puckering.
MF= Medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation level that stops short of feeling sharp.
D= Very drinkable and just so damn unique. The original of its style and arguably still the best example.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 20:17:03 | More by spointon
2.58/5 rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
from bottle into tulip
A- amber orange color with a one finger head that doesnt last long.
S- mostly malt. some yeast. this smelled close to what a 'regular' beer smells like.
T- taste followed the smell. i was rather dissapointed in the taste. was mainly kind of malty but rather runny and not enough flavor for me. if i wanted to drink a 'regular' beer or a 'lite' beer , this is just a notch above.
M- mouthfeel was probably the best thing i liked about this beer.
O- i did not enjoy this beer. maybe because i was expecting something different. i doubt ill buy it again but there may be some that will like this style. tastes like all the other beers out there i used to drink before i got into craft brew. i kinda feel like i would of enjoyed it more from the bottle perhaps.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2011 05:06:50 | More by D11
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,506 ratings.