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Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
6,021 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
Ranking:
#10,121
Reviews:
2,058
Ratings:
6,021
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a beautiful crystal clear copper with a fizzy soda like head of white bubbles which evaporated quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - Medium strength aroma of biscuit malt, caramel, and yeast. Some faint fruity (I got orange) esters.

T - Extremely well balanced mix of toasty malt and fruity hops. Caramel sweetness upfront and bitter grains in the finish. Finshes very dry. A slight "pasty" taste in the back of finish, which is not unpleasant. Tasty.

M - Medium-light bodied with prickly almost fizzy carbonation. Clean finish.

O - I really enjoyed this. A simple beer thats full of flavor with high drinkability. Sometimes I want a beer that tastes like just malt and hops, and this is as good as any for that. Balanced and delicious.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 6,021 ratings
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