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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,141 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,141
Reviews: 1,901
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 148
Gots: 590 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber/copper color, has an average sized foamy white head that last and forms a nice lacing on the glass. Has a grainy, bready flowery aroma. Light and balanced hop and malt flavors, medium body with a dry crisp finish. Very easy drinkability.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours translucent copper in color with a creamy off-white head that dissipates in short order. Aroma is mild and wheaty. Vigorous carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel are nice, but the taste is underwhelming. There's caramel malt and some wheat, a touch of hops... Tastes like beer. What else can I say? The balance isn't bad, but there's nothing in the flavor department that draws me in. The incredible rep that preceded this brew is a mystery to me, and I doubt that I could pick this out of a ineup of generic session beers.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderate pour yields just under a finger of off-white head. The body is a a nice color ranging somewhere between dark amber and light copper. Some bubbles can be seen drifting up to the top. A ring is left around the top of the beer with a little lacing noted during consumption.

There is a light caramel sweetness noted with a strong clean malt aroma. Grain and fresh grassy hops compliment.

Sweet malt and grassy hops form a flavor that seems a little simpler than the nose told of. There is a bitterness at the end that melds with a bready flavor to make the end very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and very singular. Carbonation is heavier than expected, and likely keeps the beer from bogging down, as I bet it would be much heavier if the carbonation were lighter. Slightly dry finish.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,141 ratings.