Anchor's Away Steam Beer | Lucky Labrador Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
luckylab.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by RedDiamond on 04-06-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Only three steam beers are rumored to be brewed in Oregon. I’ve had two of them, and while Lucky Lab’s effort isn’t bad, it bears little resemblance to the style and can’t compare to Standing Stone’s version in Ashland or the venerable Anchor Steam.

Anchor’s Away is darker than I might have anticipated. It is dense russet-cinnamon and not abundantly clear. At 48 IBUs, the bitterness slightly exceeds style guidelines. This tends to obscure the caramel elements trying to emerge from the malts. In fact, the hops are aggressive and the dry, refreshing crispness of the style never takes hold. The taste even borders on metallic.

Anchor’s Away may be thought of as a standard, stock-in-trade red ale, but the benefits of bottom fermenting yeast working in shallow basins at warm temperatures do not emerge.

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Anchor's Away Steam Beer from Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 2 ratings