Brotherhood Steam | Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
59.6%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 228 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): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sd123 on 09-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,553
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
228
Liked:
136
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
10.03%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Photo of Everydayoff
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into a pint glass.

Hazy deep amber color with thick creamy off-white head, it slowly dissipates to a long-lasting silky effervescence atop and leaving some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Plenty of malt in a nose, I get caramel, toasted bread, sugar, grain, toffee, and dough. Hop participates inside the malty layer with notes of mild fruity, citrus, peach, hint of grape and berries, earthy, and mild herbal.

The taste is still dominated by the malty goodness of caramel, toasted bread, sugar, grain, toffee, and dough while hop is much bolder comparing to the aroma with its fruity, citrus, peach, berries, grape, earthy, and some bitterness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation through the palate, the feeling is just right and proper to carry along well with a dry finish.

This one is good. Lots of malt as it should be plus with the reinforcement from hop adding up some depth into it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a soft amber color with a nice fluffy white foamy head that held for a good half minute and then dissipated gently into the beer. The aroma starts malty sweet bready/toffee flowing into fruity esters. Sweet all of the way through. The flavor leans bready sweet the whole time. Quick bready sweet aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth crisp sweet feel rolling along my tongue. Feels super smooth all around. Overall, pretty good California Common that I would have again.

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Photo of xzzion
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deweese
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitch
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbarny76
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +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 -5.5%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Epopt
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojo
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Brotherhood Steam from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59.6% out of 100 with 228 ratings
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