Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

very good
5,972 Ratings
Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

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.

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4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This particular beer is an all around fantastic, anytime of year, "go to"!
I have had the pleasure of drinking this for many years and most of the batches I have had are outstanding. There was one poor representation - but it was summer and I don't know if this particular shipment had seen less than optimal environmental situations.
Love it!

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4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

appearance is a medium golden amber body paired with a soft, oak white head thick and full. Steam beer smells fruity, like citrus aroma. Smell is bright and full of life. Very pleasurable to take in.
Scent is a foreshawdow of the flavor, much alike. Light and citrusy at first yet ultimately bold and strong steam beer taste. Bitter afternote.
Mouthfeel is semi strong but far from watery budweiser.
Overall I give a 4 and a half. One of my favorite ales!

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 5,972 ratings.
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