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Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

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Ratings: 6,010 |  Reviews: 2,055
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber pour that has a half inch head.

A sweet and caramel malt aroma.

Upfront bitter that lead to lemon, earthy, grain and some salt.

Medium body that finishes creamy on the palate.

This is a unique one, Easy to drink. I could enjoy a few of these.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep copper color with a big white fluffy head. Fairly malty and sweet aroma. Very flavorful beer. Interesting notes of sweet, salt, bitter, fruity and a little citrus. Good body with a big punch of carbonation. Great balance and a beer I think anybody could like. I had been wanting to try this for a long time and am glad I did. Looking forward to trying other beers from this brewery.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fluid oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber with a thin head. Decent carbonation.

Aroma: Extremely malty aroma of a standard brown or amber beer.

Taste: Malty taste. with a decent amount of flavor. Very pleasant and not offensive whatsoever. A refined Yuengling lager in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and refreshing. Not heavy in any aspect, yet also does not come off as watery. Very nice!

Overall: A fantastic session beer. Goes down smooth, not heavy, but with a lot of flavor. Very satisfying!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a comfort beer. It's so nice to return to this beer every few months. It may not be hyped, but it is consistently excellent.

Maybe the most beautiful beer ever poured. A perfectly crystal clear Amber-orange color. Very light beige head. Delicate floral and earthy aroma with a hint of fresh baked bread. Taste is bread crust, semi-sweet caramel, and a hint of floral/earthy hops, giving off a slight hint of a citrus character, as if a slight squeeze of lemon was put in every bottle. Mouthfeel is chewy and smooth. Super quaffable. A delicious beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 6,010 ratings
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