Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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87
very good
5,945 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:
5,945
Reviews:
2,039
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,243
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper with half a finger of head. The nose is distinctly caramelized malt notes. Malty, but it also has a dry white wine bitterness to it. Dry and mildly hoppy on the finish. The quintessential version of a truly unique American style.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 5,945 ratings.
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