Brotherhood Steam
Anchor Brewing Company

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Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.29%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
238
From:
Anchor Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  22
Gots
  68
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by travolta:
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travolta from California

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 09, 2015
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NSXAG from Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm just not vibin' with it...

Mar 28, 2015
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Billolick from New York

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

Nov 06, 2016
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thejoker51 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is a copper color with a light head. The beer is super clear and is easy drinking with a nice hop touch that keeps the finish clean and tasty.

Very drinkable as a session or just about anything else.

Feb 26, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at falling rock today. this beer isnt a whole lot different from the regular anchor steam, maybe a slightly more bitter, fruity hopped thing, but its barely distinguishable from the original, maybe just slightly worse in my opinion. a shame too, because i am a huge fan of the robinson brotherhood, and was expecting something a little more inventive here. at the end of the day though, steam beer from anchor is not a beer that needs tweaking. i mean, maybe id like to try it in a cask, even dry hopped differently, but to take it and do anything to it seems unnecessary. this is a flagship beer in craft, still unique to the taste, and in many ways perfect. i like the idea of canning something like this though, and testing the waters, i just think they could have done a lot more with it or nothing at all. worth trying if you like the original, but there really isnt much to see here, keep it moving...

Aug 22, 2015
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NorCal from California

5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Citra and Nelson Sauvin combine VERY well, citrus, minty goodness in a liquid gold frame. A fabulous brew!

Jan 26, 2015
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EuellGophar from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Meh. Pretty average for Anchor. Expected more.

Jun 09, 2015
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Tyecko from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 07, 2015
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 05, 2016
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Caesars0331 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 16, 2015
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RBuckley73 from Nevada

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

Dec 21, 2015
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andyjeigh from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 23, 2015
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours clear bright amber with thick white head, lasts awhile, a little lacing. Aroma is sweet bread with some subtle dark fruitiness. Taste is nicely balanced. Toasty sweet malt is met with earthy, grassy hops. Dry finish with a thin mouthfeel but very smooth. Overall this one surprised me, good beer for the style.

Aug 14, 2015
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chrismattlin from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jun 20, 2015
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robear from Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 15, 2015
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BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

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

Dec 07, 2015
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IPAbastard760 from California

3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 18, 2016
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Decker from Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 07, 2015
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AlvinLin from New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 09, 2015
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OsoRojo from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

finally got to taste this beer at a Chris Robinson Brotherhood show this past weekend in Denver. The beer is not distributed in Colorado at this moment, but they do bring in a few kegs for the shows. had 2 drafts and found it quite enjoyable with an unmistakable Anchor taste as the backbone. Also got a poster with the label art by Alan Forbes http://www.secretserpents.com/ from the nice bartender Heather at Cervantes. Cheers!

May 18, 2015
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ordybill from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- The aroma is mostly hops and some biscuit.
Appearance- A nice copper color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- The flavor is a really good blend of malt and hops.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation
Overall- Another winner from Anchor Steam

Aug 30, 2015
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JLaw55 from Missouri

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

Dec 14, 2016
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ILuvBeer from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 13, 2015
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Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Apr 27, 2015
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

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

Nov 08, 2016
Brotherhood Steam from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 238 ratings