Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
5,983 Ratings
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anchor Steam® Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other.

It is a process that combines deep respect for craft brewing tradition with many decades of evolution to arrive at a unique approach: a blend of pale and caramel malts, fermentation with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in shallow open-air fermenters, and gentle carbonation in our cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,983
Reviews:
2,048
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
1,259
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It defined the style, heck it is the style!

I drink Anchor Steam at every Phillies game since they started carrying it, and plenty before then....

A true classic. Mild enough for the novice craft beer drinker and good enough for those have been around the block once or twice.

Pours amber with nice head retention, subtleness of an ale and smoothness of a lager.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint, color is a deep clear amber , with an inch of creamy , off white foam that dissipates to quarter inch; well sustained by a constant rising carbonation. A fair amount of lacing left on the glass. Taken to the nose ,aromas are of grain , earthy , some fruity notes and slightly bready qualities. Raw , grainy flavors come first ( and quickly) , then some bitter earthiness and a slighty citric and bitter hop finish. Interesting floral flavor here and there. This is a very unique and neat beer. An in yo face , grainy-raw ride , full of character and intrigue. Just a great beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, Hort's bar, Bristol - Pours clear amber with a very large white foamy head which settles down after a while. Strong carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - malts, yeasty. Taste - Malts predominate, caramel with a dry hopped bitter finish. Taste belies its lowish ABV. Certainly different and would see out again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 5,983 ratings.
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