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Dry Hopped Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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149 Ratings
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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

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Added by Camjmorton on 07-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,086
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
149
pDev:
8.9%
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by TrojanRB:
Photo of TrojanRB
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours translucent reddish copper with a finger of head that quickly disappates

Smells of graham crackers, earthy spices, a bit of hop greenness/freshness

Tastes of crisp floral hops balanced with crusty wheat toast

Lightly carbonated, crisp, and dry clean finish

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More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy coppery amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high beige head that died down, but consistently left a dense quarter finger high head covering the surface along with thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of herbal hops along with subtle notes of caramel malts and hints of piney hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness, which is most noticeable in the finish and lingers into the aftertaste.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting variation on the classic steam beer. The dry hopping definitely changes the characteristics of the beer, but is not overdone.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/18/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great; slight resin note near the end of the glass. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an outstanding California common style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, dark/bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the beers on offer at our 4th of July party (bottles). Pours a bit deeper in color than you'd expect from a Cal common/steam beer, with a big fluffy head that leaves some lace. Nose is actually missing the dry hopped quality I was expecting...after all the have "DRY-HOPPED" printed boldly across the label. Nose is more on the traditional malty side you'd expect from a regular Anchor although slightly more citrus. Taste does bring more hop fruit flavor than the regular beer, and makes this a bigger and more rounded flavor profile in my opinion. Overall, a bit more depth than the regular version, but lacking the nose you might be hoping for. Still a solid beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours medium almond amber, lightly hazed, lasting cap, goes to a thicker film and leaves better then decent looking low sheeting and ringed lacing.

Herbal and resiny hopped up nose.

Respectable brew, balance for the most part, but is noticably hoppier then the traditional version....maple malts balanced against again herbal and resiny hop notes...quality sessioner..nice twist on an old school favorite.

Worth a try....

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Photo of ledouge
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Franziskaner
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
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 chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.
Deep amber in color with a large, frothy, light tan head. Excellent retention and sudsy lacing.

Fairly strong hoppy aroma. The flavor nearly matches the hoppiness found in the aroma but has notable malts as well. The quality and balance improve with some warming.

Feel: medium body; very smooth; medium carbonation.

Overall: Anchor Steam transformed to something much more like an IPA.

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Photo of Beer21
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cebsch
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Anchor Brewing Co. "Anchor Steam Beer Dry-Hopped"
12 fl. oz. bottle, coded "6L8" which means it was packaged on July 28, 2016, and sampled on September 30, 2016
$2 @ Wegmans, King Of Prussia, PA

I have to say I wasn't really expecting too much from this, because really, how much better can a classic become? I was wrong. One of the faults, and charms, of steam beer is its rough edge, but in this case it seems to have a little more body, and more malt to it (it's labeled at 5.4% ABV instead of the usual 4.9%), and the hops do a good bit as well to smooth it over some. So yes, it lacks a little bit of that steam beer 'bite' which leaves it more like a lot of other beers on the market, but that doesn't make it any less good, does it? Overall I find it improved with just a little bit more in the aroma, and a lot more hops in the flavor. Nicely done Anchor!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is hoppy...slight pine. The taste is bitter through but easy to drink. There is pine flavor present. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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 dannydetox
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i was excited with the concept of the dry hopped steam beer when i received a promo bottle of the brew. poured a semi-hazy copper with moderate carbonation, leaving a rather persistent off-white head. nose reminds me of apricot, a touch of citrus, and the classic steam beer yeast-malt mix; almost every anchor brew has some of that blend, which i do not see as a flaw at all. across the palate this drinks like a bitter version of the classic steam beer. dry hopping shouldn't lend heavy bitterness to the feel of teh beer, but some how this doesn't taste or feel like the steam i was drinking 3 days ago. i like the look and nose much more than the taste on the tongue. finishes somewhere between a liberty and a steam beer.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look and head look similar to the regular Anchor Steam. What I believe sets this one apart is an overwhelming sweetness. While I get the hop addition as a nice flavor, there seems to be a cloying sweetness that is a touch off-putting in this one

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3.04/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of mscudder
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dry Hopped Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 149 ratings
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