1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

4,627 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,627
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 129
Gots: 330 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Anchor Steam Beer Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,627 | Reviews: 1,843 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dan027
dan027

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-28-2013 21:44:43 | More by dan027
Photo of DmanGTR
DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-28-2013 17:04:21 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of beestes
beestes

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2013 12:49:15 | More by beestes
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-28-2013 04:33:49 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of T100Mark
T100Mark

California

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

Serving Type - The classic 12 ounce brown bottle in a shaker pint glass (the bottle looks so cool).

Appearance - A perfect copper color. I wish the beer left a little more lace around the inside of the glass however.

Smell - Good.

Taste - Flavorful. The beer has a slight botanical flavor. The balance between malt and hops is ideal. Very drinkable!

Mouth - Tart yet clean.

Overall - This is the first micro brew I remember being aware of (as a young boy, I watched my father drink one at Fisherman's Wharf). Yes, I'm a little biased. I love this beer.

01-28-2013 04:18:29 | More by T100Mark
Photo of NeoZaZ
NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-27-2013 22:20:26 | More by NeoZaZ
Photo of Mattias
Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-27-2013 21:17:07 | More by Mattias
Photo of BklynTerp
BklynTerp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-27-2013 18:14:43 | More by BklynTerp
Photo of rmarks9
rmarks9

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-27-2013 17:21:10 | More by rmarks9
Photo of hopandbarley28
hopandbarley28

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-27-2013 13:49:49 | More by hopandbarley28
Photo of lupercmda
lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-27-2013 02:50:34 | More by lupercmda
Photo of Riverared
Riverared

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-26-2013 22:16:07 | More by Riverared
Photo of ckk527
ckk527

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-26-2013 22:11:27 | More by ckk527
Photo of plato
plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-26-2013 22:03:30 | More by plato
Photo of creepinjeeper
creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2013 19:51:24 | More by creepinjeeper
Photo of SadMachine
SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-26-2013 19:35:13 | More by SadMachine
Photo of Hien
Hien

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2013 03:03:17 | More by Hien
Photo of stephengraniero
stephengraniero

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-26-2013 00:44:20 | More by stephengraniero
Photo of Jacurdy60
Jacurdy60

Alabama

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%

A little cloudy in color, almost like a hefeweizen, but it settles a few moments after the pour. It has a creamy mouthfeel and is overall refreshing. The head is thick at first but dissipates quickly leaving traces of golden white. Malty with hints of slight hops, an overall enjoyable beer for any occasion.
Has a nice, thick chew but it is very palatable and swallows like a light beer. I was surprised by the refreshing feeling.

01-24-2013 04:16:06 | More by Jacurdy60
Photo of thehead92
thehead92

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2013 04:09:42 | More by thehead92
Photo of j-rod18
j-rod18

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-23-2013 23:11:37 | More by j-rod18
Photo of phishbone23
phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-23-2013 18:54:56 | More by phishbone23
Photo of HATS4BATS
HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-23-2013 17:54:44 | More by HATS4BATS
Photo of rjvaudreuil
rjvaudreuil

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-23-2013 02:29:44 | More by rjvaudreuil
Photo of DrinkSlurm
DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a golden brown with slight head that dissipates quick leaving slight white lacing. A bit macro smelling at first but changes to a nice caramel aroma as it warms. Nice caramel malty flavor perfectly balanced with hops. So easy to drink. Its a good brew and obviously the perfect example of the style.

01-23-2013 00:55:54 | More by DrinkSlurm
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,627 ratings.