Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

very good
5,944 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-07-20 in San Francisco, CA

A - Mildly hazy brownish-orange with a 2-finger eggshell head that fades to 1/2 finger quickly leaving almost no lace.

S - Earthy spice, light-medium roasted malt, lemon flesh, touch of yeast. Not real strong.

T - Tangy hop bitterness, roasted malt, spice, lemon, tea. Dries quickly with a lingering and significant citrus juice bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth yet crisp, refreshing, thirst quenching.

O - Very flavorful. An excellent session beer with a fine, balanced flavor that goes down easy.

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S- yeasty, possibly a little hop aroma. A lot cleaner than expected.
T- very malty, lots of hop flavours all at once, mint is probably the predominant one for me. Some other dry hop flavours come through and the finish is moderately bitter.

I like this beer alot, and I think on further tastings I may pick up other subtleties. this to be more easily available in the UK.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 5,944 ratings.
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