1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

4,749 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,749
Reviews: 1,854
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 129
Gots: 365 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Anchor Steam Beer Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,749 | Reviews: 1,854 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Buttermilk
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Buttermilk, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Metalaero, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of PoolFishGolf
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PoolFishGolf, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of JustinM
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JustinM, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

sommersb, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Rn2Ln3Tn4
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Rusty_Pabst
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Rusty_Pabst, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of WhiteDustin
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WhiteDustin, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of AlecBurtness
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

AlecBurtness, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of vmdominguez
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

vmdominguez, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of phingdong
4/5  rDev +3.6%

phingdong, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +3.6%

comfortablynirm, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

RobertColianni, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KrisDLSmith, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

safaricook, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of DrunkenMonk
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

DrunkenMonk, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of bgoblue2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bgoblue2, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of nasastrums
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

nasastrums, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BamfBacon, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dinkel, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Alek
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sturmthis, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of JasonTaverner
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JasonTaverner, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

adkieffer, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bifrost17, Feb 16, 2013
Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,749 ratings.