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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,404 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,404
Reviews: 1,834
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 117
Gots: 244 | 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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ChulaVistaBarista

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2012 03:00:20 | More by ChulaVistaBarista
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JennyJam

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-31-2012 02:15:19 | More by JennyJam
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RamboDog

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2013 00:16:27 | More by RamboDog
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Scott17taylor

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-09-2014 22:57:32 | More by Scott17taylor
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2011 04:59:27 | More by verdict603
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Nofear048

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-19-2011 04:10:12 | More by Nofear048
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vtn

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2013 18:22:10 | More by vtn
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datalager

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-19-2014 01:38:54 | More by datalager
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-12-2014 15:28:59 | More by Fargrow
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2012 00:58:48 | More by NoProblem
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awmiller

Texas

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

Now this is one jim-dandy of a brew! This brew poured up a hazy copper-colored body with a wonderfully thick, off-white colored head with good retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of malts, caramel, citrus fruits (lemons, and maybe some orange). Flavors of the same in a malty concoction that beckons you to take the next sip just as soon as you finish one. Medium-bodied, full-flavored with a dry finish and citrusy aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 18:14:51 | More by awmiller
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troobie

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-12-2013 05:46:12 | More by troobie
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josh00


4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2013 16:58:12 | More by josh00
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-28-2013 20:27:02 | More by DMc8ride
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BigRedN

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is amber/copery in color, clear, with a fluffy white head about an inch and a half in height. The head lingers half way through before it finally fades to a thin cover. Leaves good lacing.

Smell: Aromas of bready malt. Some light floral hops are present as well.

Taste: The beer has a strong malty presence on the outset, followed by a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Overall though, the beer is well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, well carbonated. A touch dry with a crisp finish.

Drinkability: A very interesting beer, somewhat rare and unique. This beer has great taste, an ABV less than 5%, and I don't get bored or filled up drinking it. Just a perfect session beer. However, it is unfortunately somewhat expensive for me (I purchased some Anchor 6 packs on sale for $6.99, they are regularly $7.99). If this were less than $6 a six pack, it would be a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 03:01:10 | More by BigRedN
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-13-2013 18:17:00 | More by JVoyager
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-31-2012 04:56:21 | More by jumbopanda
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 08:12:57 | More by Gregwa
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2014 00:17:25 | More by StArnoldFan
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danielocean03

Indiana

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

Pours an exceptionally clear deep, reddish brown amber into a pint glass, thick foamy head lasted for a short while before falling to moderate cream colored lacing. This particular lager is exceptionally complex in both smell and flavor, scent is hoppy, citrusy and floral. Tastes caramelly sweet, hoppy and fruity, finished with some hop bitterness and a little dry. This is one of my newfound favorite beers, will seek out in the future, would consider a new favorite session beer almost. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, goes down very well, finshing clean with a light bitterness. Being my first California Common, I must say this is an excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 05:19:10 | More by danielocean03
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dychoi

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-30-2012 10:28:58 | More by dychoi
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a bright orange when held up to the light. Cap is slightly off-white and stood a fluffy, two-fingers high before subsiding slowly. Rings of lace leave their trail.

Smokey, earthy malts and a touch of caramel and toffee.

Full and rich of malt sweetness with a dose of bittering hops for a clean, crisp finish. Very earthy feel overall.

Medium bodied, crisp.

A very easily drinkable and readily available beer that I need to stop neglecting.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 17:09:20 | More by ColForbinBC
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-03-2014 22:46:10 | More by Steve_Trick
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-02-2013 22:45:22 | More by Nunya
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2012 01:20:56 | More by videofrog
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,404 ratings.