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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,490 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,490
Reviews: 1,836
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 119
Gots: 273 | 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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erogers

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2013 07:23:16 | More by erogers
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-16-2013 20:11:48 | More by PHBoiler
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2013 20:10:10 | More by Budinetz
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2013 19:11:26 | More by dertyd
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-16-2013 05:51:57 | More by djcreepshow
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jmutoml757

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-16-2013 02:37:00 | More by jmutoml757
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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-16-2013 01:51:54 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-15-2013 06:21:20 | More by Kelp
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-15-2013 06:14:40 | More by Bin33chef
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ninaturner

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2013 03:29:05 | More by ninaturner
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dasunder

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-14-2013 02:20:08 | More by dasunder
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JohnnyForeign

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2013 00:54:55 | More by JohnnyForeign
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kshizzle101

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - A slightly hazy amber color with a robust 3inch head. thick lacing down the sides.

S - toasted malts, bready, biscuits, some corn in there as well and a slight scent of hops.

T - Deep malt backbone, grainy/corny. slight bit of bite from the hops towards the end.

M - Medium bodied, well-balanced good carbonation, very smooth drinking

Overall - A very well-rounded beer by anchor

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 00:03:02 | More by kshizzle101
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-13-2013 22:38:26 | More by AlexFields
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-13-2013 20:33:07 | More by NeutroMan
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Murrhey

Montana

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The world-famous Anchor Steam, let's give it a shot. Hopes are fairly high for a beer with such big staying power. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger cream-colored head with long retention, hills and valleys at the top with tiny bubbles. Auburn body with very high clarity. Sheets of thin lacing.

S- Caramel malts with a watery, muted smell.

T- Nothing like I've tasted before. Smoky, odd. Hard to describe.

M- Buttery and filling. Very nice feel.

O- Not world-class, but my entry-point into Steam beers. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 06:20:04 | More by Murrhey
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-13-2013 05:25:08 | More by outoffocus
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bryseitz


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 04:10:36 | More by bryseitz
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Rich540

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 02:29:26 | More by Rich540
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whendeathsleeps

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-12-2013 23:53:37 | More by whendeathsleeps
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danieelol

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice to give such an apparently seminal beer a go.

Pours a light orange with good head/lacing.

Smell is of nice clean malt. Zesty orange marmalade. A little green apple.

Taste is more of the same clean orangey marmalade malt characters. As it warms I get more of a hop bite.

Mouthfeel is fairly palate coating yet crisp and readily cleanses itself from the palate upon the swallow.

Solid beer, holds up well in spite of its "classic" (and potentially outdated) status.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 10:29:03 | More by danieelol
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Nizzle913

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-12-2013 03:40:48 | More by Nizzle913
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Gtreloquence

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2013 18:02:15 | More by Gtreloquence
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madzanta


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2013 15:12:54 | More by madzanta
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-10-2013 19:45:49 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,490 ratings.