Brotherhood Steam | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
226 Ratings
Brotherhood SteamBrotherhood Steam
BEER INFO

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

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sd123 on 09-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of xzzion
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deweese
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a coppery oranish color with off-white colored head. Citrus, caramel, cereal grains, and a light grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with plenty of malt, cereal grain, and some hay.

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Photo of Dreyski
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitch
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 12 fl oz can with no visible canned on or best by date. Poured into a stemmed Mikkeller tasting glass.

Appearance: A clear copper orange colour with a just less than two finger off white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Citrus orange, citrus zest, grass, herbal, caramel and toasty biscuit.

Taste: Grapefruit, orange, lemon, citrus zest, caramel, biscuit malt sweetness, herbal and floral.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of Lunabliss
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbarny76
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, w/o freshness info that I could find.

Hazed medium amber, moderate frothy cap, stays well, before going to a typical looking film, collar and mini webs of lacing.

Malty nose with a late dusty hop note.

Malt and more malt, crackers, bready, honey, late dusty bag of hops dryness coming forward....easy drinking, good beer for craft beer newbies...b/c its not overly hoppy, its smooth, malty and quite tasty

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Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As an enthusiast of Anchor Steam, I'd like to rhapsodize the Brotherhood... but the dry-hopping fights with the malt. Make the hops mellow.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Epopt
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love me some Anchor Steam, this one is similar but different, and IMHO, not quite as good.

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Photo of gefinley
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV

A clear dark copper with a dense, beige head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is great. Delicately hoppy and floral, there's a blend of citrus, grass, a little mandarin and peach, along with the classic steam beer yeasty fruitiness. Malt character is mild, toasty, biscuity and with a little caramel and toffee. The palate opens light but medium full, a blend of toffee, caramel and light dry hops. This gives way to a light bitterness, mildly herbal. The fruity hops come thru on the mid-palate with citrus and stone fruit. Drying but a touch sweet on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. Solid stuff.

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Photo of arizcards
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early April for $2.99.

Beer poured copper-orange with a nice white head that hung around for a long time.

Nose has hints of tropical and citrus hops.

Taste was well balanced with biscuit bready malts and a nice tropical hops.

Feel was medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall this beer surprised me for its nice balancing flavor act and the fact that it could be very sessionable. Not sure if this is a one-off but my pallette liked this and would definitely do this again!

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Photo of mscudder
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Brotherhood Steam from Anchor Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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