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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

4,743 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,743
Reviews: 1,853
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 128
Gots: 362 | 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  rDev -22.3%

Hultkrantz, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Noelito76, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

johnson3000, Mar 15, 2013
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2.53/5  rDev -34.5%

Pours dark amber with a large white head.
Nose shows grainy malt, cardboard notes, soft spicy hops and a bit of wholegrain bread.
Slightly better flavours, more malt. Other than that, not much difference.
Body seems watery.
Not sold on this at all.

CrazyDavros, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -10.4%

A :Good light brown color nice carbonation.

S: Light malt aroma.

T: Mild flavor low amount of hops

M: Medium body smooth to swallow

O: A nice easy drinking beer refreshing but no wow factors. I liked the beer but I think that there are way too many other beers out there that are much more interesting.

Waypoint, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

007deepsouth, Mar 12, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle purchased and drank at Aladdin's in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber color, with a half inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells include sweet grains, caramel, and grassy hops.

The taste is similar. Subdued and classy all around, a good amount of grassy and slightly fruity hops, with some mild sweet malt and grain flavor.

Light to medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp and very drinkable.

An original American lager, one that will be always be pretty tasty.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

The old legend of craft brewing.

Poured from the atypical bottle style of Anchor brewing co. into a snifter. Amber color. Almost negligible head. Decent lacing. Some bubbles.

Aroma is of slight malt and some caramel. Some minor grains and hops are apparent too.

Taste is a lot like malt liquor with some qualities of a lager. Slight graininess, a decent amount of malt flavor and a nice balancing act by hops. Finish is a lot grainy and dry.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Very light with no warmth and astringency.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

AmitC, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 11, 2013
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Stinger80OH, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,743 ratings.