Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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very good

5,063 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,063
Reviews: 1,878
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 142
Gots: 495 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

possibly my favorite easy drinking ale on the market. pours a deep copper color with a welcomed 2 inch white head. smell is primarily malt based, not heavy, with some bitter and citrus hop fragrances. smells like a beer the revolutionaries would have been drinking in boston back in the day, it just has that important timeless nobility in its nose. flavor is amazingly well balanced, with more hops in the finish than the nose gave away. mouthfeel is nice and smooth. its down easy, but not in a throwaway sense, it is very enjoyable and every sip can be a pleasurable experience. great carbonation and a medium body. im happy to drink this all day everyday. it goes well with a lot of food, is reasonably affordable, and is interesting enough to old my attention. i am always excited to see it on shelves back east. this has been one of my go to beers for years.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a slightly cloudy amber colored beer. The head is off-white that holds decently. Smells slightly like caramel with hints of bread and grains. Tastes similar to the aroma tasting very bready and grainy. A very balanced beer with earthy qualities.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,063 ratings.