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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,757 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,757
Reviews: 1,855
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 370 | 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.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Anchor Steam

A: This was the most disappointing aspect of this beer. Great copper/rust color but little to no head.

S: Very malty with some slight caramel in there as well.

T: Amazing taste. A great balance of combining both salty and sweet flavors. Let the beer sit and warm just a bit and these flavors increase quite a bit,

M: Sticky and medium bodied.

O: Highly recommended. Definitely a great find if you can catch it on tap.

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Tasted On: 02-20-2013
Freshness: Bottling code 2SJ (09-10-2012)
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Whole Foods, Nashville

I don't care for Anchor's bottle dating system. I guess its better than nothing, but is so cryptic it's useless when I'm in a store. I probably would have passed on this sample since it is 5 months old...

Pours a clear copper color, with a good sized off-white head. Both retention and lacing are good.

Aromas remind me somewhat of a pilsner, with sweet pale malts and earthy hops.

Taste is clean and lager-like; the caramel maltiness is balanced by woody/earthy moderate hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and highly carbonated with a lager cleanness, finishing with a moderate wood and earthy bitter note.

Overall a good thirst-quencher; tastes much like a pilsner and seems well-made.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,757 ratings.