Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Pours a rich, crystal-clear dark bronze to copper. Head is creamy, white, and lathery in texture. Good retention.
S: Aromatics are malty, but rounded. Grains are present and full of character. What should "beer" smell like? It should smell like this!
T: The taste is clean. Malts are lip-smackin' good, rounded out by grain. I taste barely. Like actual barley. I get bready, and cracker notes. But not overly sweet. There's enough mild bitterness to keep this brew nicely balanced. This is delicious. It's not a mind blowing brew, but here simple is good.
M: Medium bodied and lingers on the pallet. The creamy head adds great texture and contrast. This is one smooth brew..
Overall, I really like this brew. Will definitely try again. This isn't the kind of beer that will inspire a revelation or challenge your convictions--although, it might be a revelation in that to me this is what a basic, simple beer could and should be and it might challenge your convictions if you've been succumbing to pretension and fad brews, thinking that only an esoteric style or brewing method or exotic ingredients can result in a glass full of joy. This beer is... zen like for me!
08-03-2014 23:08:04 | More by logicalparadox
3.69/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured into an IPA glass.
Look: Slightly hazy amber body. Cream colored head. Film of retention. Light lines if lacing.
Aroma: Malty, spicy, fruity.
Taste: More of a woody, spicy opening. Good malt body. Dried fruit finish.
Mouthfeel: Very sharp, carbonated.
Overall: Really tasty! Mouthfeel was the weakest link, but this is a great session beer.
08-03-2014 01:16:17 | More by JuicesFlowing
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,616 ratings.