Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
5,959 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:
5,959
Reviews:
2,042
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
1,248
For Trade:
1
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Photo of puck1225
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorites from the 1980's! Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. A clear golden Amber color with a nice beige head and great lacing. A malty nose with earthiness. Slightly sweet taste with a bit of banana and bread. Blast from the past and great fun!

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Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stebbi7833
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbtkd
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Anchor Steam Beer, 4.9% ABV. Pours a nice brown with a one finger white head that left some foamy lacing. Nose is sweetness, bread, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is bready, with a slight bitter close. Good mouthfeel and overall excellent.

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Photo of Timc32
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shreha
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber in both look and taste. Sweet and bready in both smell and flavor. Very simple and clean.

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Photo of SGR1220
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stignacious
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bogdawg
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of banishjo
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid amber ale. Nice smooth caramel taste with hints of bread and citrus. It leaves a nice after taste as well, not bitter or alcoholic tasting. Drinking this with a seafood chowder served in a bread bowl at Fisherman's Wharf is a must! Easy drinking beer year round.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a bulbous pint glass has a clear amber body and fluffy whitish head. Nice, but random lacing.
Aroma is sweet malt with a hint of bitter hops.
Flavors include sweet malty goodness and a subtle reminder of grassy, hoppy, bitterness. Clean and refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of Brew_ski
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dms1767
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 5,959 ratings.
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