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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,990 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,990
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 140
Gots: 457 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first "craft" beer I ever had. Thank you.

Pours a dark yellow with a slight head. Earthy aroma and earthy flavor. Some bitterness from the hops, some lemon zest hanging out, the malt hides underneath and never eager to hog the attention from his friendly neighbors. A crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish. A smooth drink, very easy to session, and an overall good beer.

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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
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,990 ratings.