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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,406 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,406
Reviews: 1,834
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 117
Gots: 245 | 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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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-30-2012 01:13:20 | More by shockrocker65
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isdash


3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with a lively head that disappears fast and doesn't lace. Smell's subtle and dry. Hop-dominant and burnt, yet crisp and subtle.

This is not a typical lager, but it's a very beer-y tasting beer, unique in its simplicity. Great session choice if you're in the mood for something dry that's not a hopmonster.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 22:06:10 | More by isdash
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shigg85

Japan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-28-2012 20:22:36 | More by shigg85
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-28-2012 19:49:13 | More by Woodysbeard
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freedomlinux

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-27-2012 17:34:22 | More by freedomlinux
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Pammywham


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-27-2012 04:54:05 | More by Pammywham
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geoffgd

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

10-27-2012 01:49:18 | More by geoffgd
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bobojuice

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-26-2012 22:40:04 | More by bobojuice
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ThePaleRider

California

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle with 2L3 stamped on the label.

A - Dark amber that pours with a thin head that disappears leaving no trace of head at all.

S - Nut brown smell. Skunky smell, reminds me of Newcastle, but not overpowering.

T - Heavy lager taste that is followed up by some brown ale flavor that is followed up by a little bit of skunk. Really reminds me of a Newcastle Brown Ale, but with much more flavor and body. Big drinkability for different palettes.

M - Smooth body that finishes a little tangy, leaving you wanting another drink. Nice carbonation.

O - Nice flavor and a great session beer. Nothing fancy, but decently priced. Probably a great party brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 06:04:33 | More by ThePaleRider
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-25-2012 12:30:26 | More by Navalartichoke
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THEGENERALISMO

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

10-25-2012 00:07:07 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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Guden

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- coppery with a bit of haze, and a thin layer of head that sticks around

S- lots of bready and caramel malt with a nice balancing earthy hops.

T- again caramel and earthy, minty hops balance each other along with a finish of minerals.

M- medium thin in body with low carbonation. Similar to an english bitter it works well with such a balanced beer.

O- a very nice beer that I put off trying for far too long. Not overly complex but nicely balanced and uniquely interesting.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 02:01:45 | More by Guden
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wethorseblanket

California

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ SFO waitin for a jet airliner.

A: Pours a clear light copper with a quarter-inch white head which fades to the rim leaving some spotty lace.

N: Biscuit yeast, malts, caramel, fruity and floral.

T: Crisp, clean malty and fruity quality combine in an interesting way with yeast and hops. Getting some grainy and faint spices.

M: Semi-moderate body and carbonation. Somewhat dry and bitter finish.

O: Quite enjoyable classic style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 00:44:32 | More by wethorseblanket
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-23-2012 18:12:59 | More by Eaglefan344
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sea-dweller


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-23-2012 04:18:50 | More by sea-dweller
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HoppyHoward

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-23-2012 03:45:30 | More by HoppyHoward
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-23-2012 03:02:16 | More by JasonSiedman
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-22-2012 20:18:14 | More by sendbeer
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ouits

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-22-2012 13:02:12 | More by ouits
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Greg321


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-22-2012 06:27:32 | More by Greg321
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

10-22-2012 03:11:10 | More by HeyJim
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baklo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-21-2012 19:04:46 | More by baklo
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username

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-21-2012 18:47:45 | More by username
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Auraan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-20-2012 04:39:42 | More by Auraan
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-19-2012 06:49:18 | More by foxyaardvark27
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,406 ratings.