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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,508 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,508
Reviews: 1,837
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 120
Gots: 280 | 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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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
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-26-2012 23:22:31 | More by Danobold
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

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

A: Pouts a clear amber color. Provides a two finger foam head with some good lasting lacing.

S: Lots of malt character, mostly caramel, bread, toast. A decent amount of floral and citrus hops to hit the nose.

T: A well balanced mix between the sweet caramel and bready malt and the floral hops.

M: Leaves a slightly creamy taste on the palate.

D: Easy to drink and low ABV. Very tasty and a San Francisco legend.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 13:14:06 | More by IronCitySteve
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

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

Purchased this bomber from Market of Choice, Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR. Has an embossed code on the back label "607".

Pours a thick, slightly off white head and copper color. Smells of fresh malt. Tastes fresh, grassy, maybe a little buttery. Doesnt seem to have too much aftertaste. Slightly effervescent mouthfeel and a bit creamy texture.... This one is deffinetly not bad. I don't detect much hoppyness to it, but yeah... it's still good. @ 4.9% this would make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 02:13:15 | More by BigJTrucker
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Dcincotta


4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-08-2012 00:20:53 | More by Dcincotta
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-09-2014 00:17:20 | More by Pmicdee
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2012 17:20:41 | More by harpus
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-27-2012 01:57:47 | More by HarmonMW
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bill_rue


4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-19-2012 05:11:28 | More by bill_rue
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chapcat

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2011 04:08:21 | More by chapcat
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-20-2014 06:35:24 | More by rudabegga9
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2011 01:06:49 | More by Exiled
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clemson14

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-08-2013 23:42:15 | More by clemson14
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Thacook


4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-19-2012 17:53:51 | More by Thacook
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-10-2014 19:58:26 | More by kmanjohnson
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2014 01:23:53 | More by MarkSansone
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Tacoboomerang

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2013 00:26:22 | More by Tacoboomerang
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coryscanes

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-04-2012 19:43:19 | More by coryscanes
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2013 18:47:10 | More by smogfood
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Knobpolisher

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-12-2013 17:40:22 | More by Knobpolisher
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

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

Good old 8th street wine & liquor store brought some of this in. Heard lots about it, let's see if the hype holds.

Not sure where all the hazy reviews came from. My bottle poured a slight copper color with a head that showed some good retnetion, but no lacing.

Rich, bready malt with a hint of caramel to it. Spicy hops linger in the background.

Interesting taste. Flood of bitter hop and smooth caramel malt attack the tastebuds in perfect unison. Finish, even with the hop blast, is only slightly dry.

Very smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Maybe a tad bit watery..but overall a good experience.

Nice west coast offering as they didn't go overboard with the hops and the smoothness certainly makes it a breeze to drink. Would be a good companion to some SF seafood

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2007 19:56:02 | More by Shadman
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-18-2012 02:08:16 | More by abex44
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,508 ratings.