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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

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very good

4,770 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,770
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 131
Gots: 377 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

maxcoinage, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Nose: caramel toastiness with fruit, mint to pine.
Brilliant deep gold to amber under a 2" bone white finely bubbled foam cap that quickly dissipates to a thick film, lacy.
Palate: Grainy, toasty rather than roasty malt, light fruit, a hint of melon, woody rustic hops, minty, slight acid tang with a long grainy, hoppy finish.
Medium body with carbonation just above average, creamy,

pat61, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

noproduction, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DoubleMalt, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BlackNotesIII, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Bobbylamx, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

tally, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of dippy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

This beer is much better than this app! Nice balance. Malty with the right spicy hop notes to bring it into focus. A nice brown with a prolific head after a hard pour. Nice lacing on the glass. Classic brew.

dippy, Sep 13, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

diablo14, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

HighonHops42, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mikerieder, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BeccaH, Sep 12, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

TomTC, Sep 11, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

emincems, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, golden/amber color with a full finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes or English muffins. I also get notes of caramel, black pepper and maybe a touch of orange peel and coriander. Finally, I’m also getting some grassy/floral aromas of clover or honeysuckle.

Taste: Delicious! Malty, slightly spicy, slightly sweet and slightly hoppy. Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting flavors of cereal or whole grain crackers, followed by some caramel-like sweetness and a touch of black pepper. Finally, the beer finishes with a touch of well-balanced hoppy bitterness. I love it!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty creamy as there is very little to no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate at all.

Overall: A great beer! Malty and delicious! Definitely worth the legendary status that it has earned. I’m certainly getting much more of this!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dovers, Sep 10, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%

Gra1164, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

MattGour, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Cycle69, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

byronic, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Dmaradei, Sep 08, 2014
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,770 ratings.