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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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very good

5,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,057
Reviews: 1,876
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 138
Gots: 488 | 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: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottling code ILH on the back label, whatever that means. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack. My first time trying this supposed classic beer from Anchor Brewing Company.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a coppery golden orange body, not unlike that of an IPA really, with about two fingers of creamy off-white head. Leaves behind moderate thick lacing on the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - A somewhat light yet pleasant aroma. Creamy yeast esters, toasted grains, & some light herbal / fruity hop qualities in the form of an appley / cidery sort of aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - toasty grains, brown bread, mustiness, yeastiness, creaminess, some fruity apple-ish cider flavors, lightly herbal, and with a slight metallic note on the finish. Very tasty; simple, yet refined.

M - The feel is crisp & clean, with a residual bitterness / dryness on the palate. Light-bodied with good carbonation; very easy drinking.

Overall, an exceptional take on the Callifornia common / Steam beer style from Anchor Brewing. Definitely a beer I would be interested in having more of. Very recommended, especially for the style.

Anchor Steam Beer -----4/5.

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The only beer I didn't finish on my Old Chicago World Beer Tour. I tried it about 2 years later, thinking it might have been a bad batch...it wasn't. My taste buds flip inside out to avoid the taste of Anchor Steam. Yecch!

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,057 ratings.