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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

5,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,129
Reviews: 1,897
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 145
Gots: 573 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear copper color amber with plenty of foam and good retention. Bubbles rising from the bottom. Beige head that left soapy wet lace and a layer on top. Very pretty beer. Nose is simple. A touch of sour yeast, some caramel malt and a bit of fruit. Malt is a touch toasted and grainy. First taste is some light citrus that washes over the palate like a gushing stream, then some hop bitter settles in on the mid palate. The malt is smooth toasted grain. There's a light sweetness and lager yeast. The malt is woody and earthy. The body of the beer is medium/ light and smooth. To look at it you would think it's very sweet but it isn't. It drinks so easily that you never notice how fat the malt is. Finish is dry and grainy.

This beer has a classic and clean taste that is enjoyable to say the least. The hops are soft yet bitter and drinks like a lazy afternoon. Friendly and approachable. Would pair well with black bean burgers and would compliment a variety of vegetarian dishes. Would also go well with spicy foods like chili or sweetly smoky foods like barbecue. It's versatile.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,129 ratings.