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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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Waypoint
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A :Good light brown color nice carbonation.

S: Light malt aroma.

T: Mild flavor low amount of hops

M: Medium body smooth to swallow

O: A nice easy drinking beer refreshing but no wow factors. I liked the beer but I think that there are way too many other beers out there that are much more interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased and drank at Aladdin's in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber color, with a half inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells include sweet grains, caramel, and grassy hops.

The taste is similar. Subdued and classy all around, a good amount of grassy and slightly fruity hops, with some mild sweet malt and grain flavor.

Light to medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp and very drinkable.

An original American lager, one that will be always be pretty tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of AmitC
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The old legend of craft brewing.

Poured from the atypical bottle style of Anchor brewing co. into a snifter. Amber color. Almost negligible head. Decent lacing. Some bubbles.

Aroma is of slight malt and some caramel. Some minor grains and hops are apparent too.

Taste is a lot like malt liquor with some qualities of a lager. Slight graininess, a decent amount of malt flavor and a nice balancing act by hops. Finish is a lot grainy and dry.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Very light with no warmth and astringency.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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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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