Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
5,946 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:
5,946
Reviews:
2,039
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,244
For Trade:
1
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Smell: rich malt character comes through
Appearance: deep amber color, nice head, good carbonation
Taste: beautiful caramel malt character balanced by nice light hop bitterness cutting through.
Overall: Perfection! Perfect balance of sweet malt with nice hop bitterness undertones. Anchor does an amazing job of delivering balanced beers. This is a must try.

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Anchor bottle into Ginger Grouse glass.

A - Clear amber with a white head, settles to a thick foam on top of the beer. Very nice looking beer in my opinion.

S - Citrus and other fruits, very sweet but also a strange subtle vinegar smell.

T - Caramel, Biscuit to start. It definitely begins with a sweet malt kick then goes to the bitter citrus and floral notes at the end. Great for a hot day.

M - I always think this beer is a little too carbonated, which lets it down. But it is still smooth and refreshing, just not as much as I would like!

All in all a great beer.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 5,946 ratings.
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