Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
5,945 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:
5,945
Reviews:
2,039
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
1,243
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 5,945 |  Reviews: 2,039
Photo of Stignacious
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bogdawg
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of banishjo
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of GrumpyGas
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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Photo of Brew_ski
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dms1767
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jortonsbeer
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite. Tastey.

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Photo of nijato
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpookyMulder99
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: nice Amber brown that is consistent throughout

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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Photo of jrpapajcik
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GraysonK
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DallasK
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. No bottle/freshness date.

L: Clear Copper. Off-white finger head.

S: Bubblegum, Malts.

T: Lemon, grainy malt, astringency.

F: Light bodied, good carbonation.

O: Not my favorite beer but hard to deny the uniqueness of this brew, it is truly one of a kind and that makes it awesome. Give it a try.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jg24rules
4.89/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tottel
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Anchor Steam Beer brewed by Anchor Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.90% This California Common pours out deep golden amber color with a slight off white head. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. I really like the look of this brew. The smell of
Anchor Steam Beer, rich and Bold with grains and malts. There is also a mild bitterness of hops in the smell of this brew. There is alot going on in this brew so far. Now for the taste, it is Rich , And Bold with Flavors. You pick up on some nice grassy grains and malts, and a mild bitterness of hops. Really well balanced brew here. The body of this brew is really nice and heavy, not saying that is a bad thing. I like how smooth this brew goes down for how heavy it is. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Anchor Steam Beer is Bold, Heavy, Rich, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Anchor Steam Beer a 4.50 out of 5 . I would definitely look this brew up again. This is a fine drinking brew. If you are looking for something to change it up look this brew up. Anchor Brewing Company did a super nice job with this brew.

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 5,945 ratings.
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