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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,616 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 4,616
Reviews: 1,843
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 128
Gots: 325 | 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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StephenGash


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-04-2014 23:46:58 | More by StephenGash
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MattHarr

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2014 05:48:46 | More by MattHarr
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logicalparadox

New York

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
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jaredkc889

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-03-2014 20:08:58 | More by jaredkc889
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-03-2014 16:46:45 | More by JoelClark
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walterk

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-03-2014 11:17:28 | More by walterk
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jojoman18

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2014 06:54:23 | More by jojoman18
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gfg0020

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-03-2014 04:59:58 | More by gfg0020
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Mafia88


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-03-2014 02:49:10 | More by Mafia88
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mecmd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-03-2014 02:42:37 | More by mecmd
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Ktmirk


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2014 02:21:31 | More by Ktmirk
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-02-2014 02:02:27 | More by ccurrid
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-02-2014 01:31:33 | More by Pens1967
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-02-2014 01:11:49 | More by SweetChicken
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

08-01-2014 16:56:30 | More by OleDixie
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Dello

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-01-2014 15:03:11 | More by Dello
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-01-2014 03:31:35 | More by BobsledTM
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MuckRake


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-01-2014 02:11:52 | More by MuckRake
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CED

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-31-2014 18:15:08 | More by CED
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Skidale

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 17:39:15 | More by Skidale
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Westyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 15:35:19 | More by Westyn
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tastesogood

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2014 07:26:51 | More by tastesogood
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Donkster46

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 02:57:55 | More by Donkster46
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-30-2014 21:58:39 | More by Jack_Frost79
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,616 ratings.