Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Steam BeerAnchor Steam Beer
BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 5,991 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:
#9,274
Reviews:
2,049
Ratings:
5,991
Liked:
4,136
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
12.73%
Alströms:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
1,264
Trade:
1
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Not a bad beer by any means. I just wish there were a better balance between the malt backbone and the hop flavor. Just seems to me the flavor is dominated by the roastyness and has no counterpart to balance the beer overall. I would drink this again, but I would chose other beers first.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 5,991 ratings
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