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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,763 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,763
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 373 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Anchor Steam is very flavorful and effervescent light bodied beer. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

I am suprised by the pleasant nose. It's yeasty and spicy, almost belgian, with floral hoppiness.

It's a completely different beer than what the smell suggests. The malt is definitely the most salient flavor - semi-sweet and very bready, almost musty. The hops are also pretty prominent and intertwoven with the other flavors. They're present from start to end. Finishes dry with a grainy, slightly bitter aftertaste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful orange to dark amber in color. You can tell that appearance was a quality built in to this beer.

S: Quality. Wonderful earthy scents. Wood, flowers, even a little bit smokey. It smells clean. It smells like something you want to taste.

T: Smooth, cultured, somewhat (but not overly complex). A few strong tones stand out amongst the many layers: Sweet and salty.

M: Smooth. A little creamy. A little crisp. This beer adapts to the mood and setting.

Overall: Perhaps one of the best easily obtainable beers. When it's time to splurge (money-wise) a little, Anchor Steam is always considered. Highly recommended.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,763 ratings.