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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

4,766 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,766
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 374 | 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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Photo of NatetheGreat
2.7/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I feel bad that I am not able to give this beer a very good rating, since from all the data, its a very historic, landmark, and highly favored beer. But I just didn't enjoy it. I tried it on six seperate evenings, and while some were a bit better than others, I never really enjoyed it much.

A: nice copper color, sudsy head, not much retention in pint glass.

S: malty, some hops, not much complexity. very straightforward.

T: predominantly malty, with bitter hops in background. back and forth between the two. can't rate this higher because no layering of flavors detected. very bland (not in a macro-American-lager way - it's strong, but bland, almost a stale taste).

M: heavy, thick.

D: hard to get through even one for me, because the taste is so laboreous.

NatetheGreat, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean copper color with an off-white head. In the aroma, a sweet malt characteristic, and the same for taste, but with a dryer end. A sweet dryness left in the mouth. A very easy going, smooth beer. Lots of repect to Anchor, it got my parents to understand craft beer!

OWSLEY069, Jul 14, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

mojohawk21, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

MNMike, Mar 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

HeyJim, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of TheChauffeur1
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a red gold with some orange color good white head with a little lacing. Not much smell to speak of. I try not to review beer styles I do not like, but I should like this one. Some really like this beer. IMO it is just a run of the mill beer. Its ok, but lacks any depth or real taste to speak of. I have had many a bottle and this beer is better on tap. You can do much better than this one. Later

TheChauffeur1, Apr 11, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,766 ratings.