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Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

5,050 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,050
Reviews: 1,875
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 138
Gots: 479 | 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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Photo of gutbucket2
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. ap: amber, short-lived head. sm: herbal hop. ta: medium sweetness and bitterness, minty. mo: light med body, oily texture. ov: full-flavoured, prickly carbonation. A beer that I okay, not good or bad. Best before date unreadable on label.

Photo of Ugarte_CP
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried this beer at Lombard's Restaurant at Universal Studios Florida. Was very pleasantly surprised to enjoy a good micro-brew at the theme park. Great taste with no bitterness. Paired it with the Turkey burger and calamari appetizer. I will have to find this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tviz33
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a short 12 oz bottle in to a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a clean amber color with an inch of tan head. Very nice.

S- Again, pretty clean. Slightly hoppy and citrusy, and it even has some sour apple notes.

T- After the first sip I'm no quite sure what to make of this beer. There's a fairly solid hop presence and even some sourness up front. The flavors arrive early and linger around for a while.

M- Very unique mouthfeel. Creamy, slick, and slightly oily. The tongue is coated until the next sip. Moderately carbonated as well.

O- A good beer to try once for the hell of it. I guess it wouldn't be a bad session beer either since the mouthfeel tends to subdue some of the bitterness.

Photo of SteveTheDog
2.55/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I poured this into a pilsner glass and it looked very enticing with a big head and a lot of bright orange bubbling action. The smell was a little citrusy and a hint of pepper but the taste reminded me of eating soap, as did the mouthfeel. Maybe I'm just not a steam beer kinda guy but be that as it may, I didn't like this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 5,050 ratings.