Dry Hopped Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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Dry Hopped Steam BeerDry Hopped Steam Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Camjmorton on 07-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of jhart96
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Boxbeers. In Teku glass. Playing Tales Across Time. Great toffee nose. Mouth nice too but with a strange citrusy sourness that isnt unpleasant but off. Very different from regular anchor steam

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is quite malty with orange jam notes. Taste has also nice orange notes, a bit spicy, solid malt backbone, light earthy hop bitterness on the finish. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, quite smooth feel. Overall it's a really well made and tasty ale.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of leitmotif
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours slightly hazy amber orange with a dense creamy off-white foam head. Smells like grapes, dark berry, red grapefruit, orange citrus, mango, passionfruit, guava, toasted crackery bready caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, some spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted crackery caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, spice, some grapes, berry, grapefruit, orange citrus, mango, passionfruit, guava, gooseberry, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice dry-hopped steam beer.

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Photo of mintzmeet
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Solid commercial beer. Smell is slightly skunky, but not offputting. Good depth to the flavor here: somewhat bready. Getting some of the sourness associated with citrus but none of the fruity flavor.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(12 oz bottle, code 6GK - yes, age-ed... purchased warm, chilled to cellar, poured into a nonic)

L: amber liquid, slight haze... huge (3 finger), voluminous peak of rocky-spongy, off-white foam... the pour looks a bit like a real ale... foam holds up rather well

S: densely-fruity hop aromas - no scent out of the ordinary - but well-layered and potent... hints of lemon and grapefruit peel, medicinal notes (like a tropical shampoo)... almost a hint of white grape, maybe a touch of mango... little malt poking through, aside from perhaps a nip of crystal

T: hop bitterness starts delicate then swells ever so slightly, brief flare of spicy grapefruit in the finish... seems like a nice balance between the fruit and potent floral flavors... the malt is mildly toasty, not too sweet - can't really taste the base beer beneath the sheet of hop noise... woodsy, herbal flavor builds in the aftertaste, while the fruitiness dies away by the end

F: soft, sort of oily viscosity; light-bodied, but with some drag... disappears quietly through the finish, leaving a spicy tingle and subtle heat, latent bite... quite easy to knock back; it does have that sort of dryness of a declining cask bitter

O: extra, unused, almost past-due hops lying around? - what was the purpose of this? and was it necessary to hop it to this degree? I very much enjoy the standard version (and I see it's a variation on the malt bill), but its yeast character seems all but lost here... I'd try a pint on draft, maybe grab a fresher bottle later this year, but moving on...

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Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy coppery orangish color with off-white head. Citrus, light fruits, and some cereal grain on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice balance between the malt and hops.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McStagger
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6G3 for the brewing date comes out to... August 3, 2016 bottling date. I'm skeptical of a dry hopped beer seven months after bottling date.

Turbid orange in the glass. Two fingers of tan head. Looks like general mud.

Smells and tastes like that old decrepit hop aroma. The ample maltiness of Anchor Steam is there, but the hoppiness that's supposed to overlay it is, well, oxidized Stone fruit and some bitterness on the back end, but the floral/citrus punch of dry hopping is largely lost.

Feels good on the tongue. The malt presence lends wonderfully to the mouthfeel. Soft, almost pillowy, without too much carbonation to get in the way.

This isn't too bad for being 100+ days outside its drinking window. Still, would like to try it fresh.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown in color with a lightly cloudy complexion. There's a half inch of creamy beige head on top. I smell the telltale bready California Common yeast, but I don't smell the hops. I'm tasting the bready malt flavor with a touch of grassy hops in the middle of the palate. The finish is bready malt. The mouth is sturdy, but smooth and finishes with a gentle flourish.

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Photo of PatGreer
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreightonSM
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MFMB
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sephyrott
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I didn't like it. I like the original steam beer for its malt body, which is not present here. The hopping is not intersting enough to make up for the former. Missed chance of renewing a classic.

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Photo of braican
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dry Hopped Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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