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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
6,010 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:
#9,948
Reviews:
2,055
Ratings:
6,010
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re review of a beer I've become more fond of over the past few months.

A: Pours a rust orange with excellent transparency. Carbonation is moderate to lively, with large bubbles racing to the surface. Two fingers light beige head. While not rocky, there is moderate to heavy lacing on the glass. Sounds fizzy.

S: Malt syrup, stone fruit, honey suckle and a sweet doughy biscuit like quality.

T: Rush of malt in the front, along with same biscuit like doughy characteristics. Tart fruit, touch of all spice, maybe a hint of raw tobacco, and heather honey. The bittering aspect is almost medicinal. I've heard the Alstrom Brothers use aspirin before. This seems to fit the bill. The beer bitters and dries while still maintaining a small line of floral sweetness. Finishes fairly dry.

M: Truly awesome mouthfeel. Carbonation is lively enough to keep things interesting. Great balance.

O: The microbrew industry has exploded in the past 15 years. And yet this consistently grabs my attention more than anything else on the market. So easy, so flavorful, so drinkable. I've drank this beer on the beach and paired it with Christmas cuisine. Not many beers can stand up to the task of being so delicious and so multi faceted. Love this stuff.

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S: mostly malts with a semi-sweet gingerbread note.

T: very malty. Grains and biscuity notes.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation. semi dry finish.

Overall: very drinkable. One of the less common genres out there and this one sets the bar for it.

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