Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
5,946 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:
5,946
Reviews:
2,039
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,244
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid amber ale. Nice smooth caramel taste with hints of bread and citrus. It leaves a nice after taste as well, not bitter or alcoholic tasting. Drinking this with a seafood chowder served in a bread bowl at Fisherman's Wharf is a must! Easy drinking beer year round.

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4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a bulbous pint glass has a clear amber body and fluffy whitish head. Nice, but random lacing.
Aroma is sweet malt with a hint of bitter hops.
Flavors include sweet malty goodness and a subtle reminder of grassy, hoppy, bitterness. Clean and refreshing mouthfeel.

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Favorite. Tastey.

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Smell: Sweet malt

Taste: not heavy at all but also not to light, perfect balance for different times of the day

Feel: very smooth with lots of refreshing qualities. Not too gassy so it goes down easy.

Overall: very easy to drink, delicious malty flavor with a unique finish. A California classic

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L: Clear Copper. Off-white finger head.

S: Bubblegum, Malts.

T: Lemon, grainy malt, astringency.

F: Light bodied, good carbonation.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 5,946 ratings.
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