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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,985 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,985
Reviews: 1,870
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 139
Gots: 456 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

NumberNone, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dspinler, Mar 05, 2014
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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%.

ColoradoBobs, Jun 30, 2008
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InspectorBob, Oct 27, 2013
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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.

bfields4, Jan 30, 2009
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,985 ratings.