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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,513 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,513
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 284 | 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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sywalters

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2012 01:27:44 | More by sywalters
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2012 14:33:54 | More by yergermeister
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-18-2011 16:23:13 | More by Musineer
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PF15

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2014 23:42:04 | More by PF15
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galluch

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2012 04:28:05 | More by galluch
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-13-2012 15:12:45 | More by NumberNone
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-05-2014 04:20:53 | More by dspinler
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate pour from bottle as shown yields a nice white two-finger head over a clear orange-amber body. Ample lacing in drink lines. One of the prettiest lagers I've seen.

I'm usually not crazy about lagers, but this one has a wonderful maltiness right away in the aroma. Strong biscuit malt, bread dough aromas. Floral hops. Raisin bread. Mmmm. Smells very good. Is that a note of smoke.

Taste is similar to the aroma, though the hops are more up front and the malt is more long-lasting. Pine-hops bitterness in the finish. And that hint of smoke?

Mouthfeel is nice a creamy, unexpectedly so for a lager style.

Very drinkable -- more flavor than one would expect for 4.9%.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 02:31:09 | More by ColoradoBobs
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jjm2503

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-01-2012 00:51:18 | More by jjm2503
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-01-2012 01:32:13 | More by Schmuckles
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klmcmachen

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-03-2013 18:56:06 | More by klmcmachen
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AstronautMikeDexter

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-02-2013 20:17:51 | More by AstronautMikeDexter
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-03-2013 02:38:31 | More by Travis1221
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magpieken

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-25-2013 15:24:49 | More by magpieken
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Jhatwig


4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-03-2012 04:07:57 | More by Jhatwig
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craigmj7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-07-2012 01:11:51 | More by craigmj7
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2013 03:10:58 | More by wonothesane42
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2011 04:08:43 | More by fizzyted
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-27-2013 13:09:44 | More by InspectorBob
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bfields4

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear copper gold color with a nice large head. Very nice looking lager.

sweet grainy smell

Tastes malty with a very light bit of citrus. slightly bitter hop after taste

goes down smooth has the traditional lager density very nice to sip or gulp depending the mood. Very refreshing.

This is truly a must have in the beer world. It's so unique and very exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 22:25:50 | More by bfields4
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Rlombardi75

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-18-2012 04:29:38 | More by Rlombardi75
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hoops61176

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-07-2012 23:27:03 | More by hoops61176
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-19-2012 21:54:12 | More by kew
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DouglasWalk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 00:41:32 | More by DouglasWalk
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Sniper106

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2013 15:20:17 | More by Sniper106
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.