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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,877 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,877
Reviews: 1,862
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 408 | 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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a pint, one plus fingers worth of head, clear amber brown coloring. nice retention, some active bubbling.

s- malty, some biscuit, sweet malt, bready, candied sugar.

t- nice, complex malts - bready, biscuit, sweet. very remniscent of an oktoberfest, some spice in here as well, a touch of pepper, finishes with some earthy bitter hops.

m- medium, slick, nice.

d- great, this is a solid beer with a great and true reputation. i pick this one up and drink it every once in awhile.

thecarster1, Sep 13, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a nice amber color into a weizen glass

S-sweet slight biscuity lager notes

T-very clean and tasty...great with a meal

N-had this back when i was in my 20s and really appreciate it now in my 50s...this is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.I enjoy trying all the different styles of beers and the"big" brews.but this is quality in a bottle...its a keeper...even though its only 4.9 abv.

uwharrieguy, May 25, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Razorback09, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Gregg_Kawakami, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Zach136, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pmel90, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

chrismia, Jul 05, 2014
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Knoxrb12, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jslice99, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wchen, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

arnold931, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbeer40, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Clear caramel with a thick, off white head. Thick lacing left behind on the glass. 4/5

Smell- Bready with a bit of a crisp, spicy hop "bite" to it. 4/5

Taste- Spicy up front then evens out with a bready malt flavor. It ends on the spicy side again. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Nice even mouthfeel. A little on the thinner side of medium. 4/5

Overall- Even though I have had many, many beers this is the first time I have had this one. Impressions are that this is an easy drinking beer if you want to have something in between boring and crazy. This would seem to me as a great beer to pair with any type of dinner. 4/5

MADhombrewer, Jun 16, 2011
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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,877 ratings.