Anchor Steam Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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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:
#16,791
Reviews:
2,088
Ratings:
6,132
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
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244
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1,347
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2.32/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tb77
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kdouble
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter glass.

A: Fairly small tiny bubbled white head that settles to barely a film. Body is a slightly hazy gold light amber.

S: Light floral hops and a little pepper give way to a lot of toasted malts and breadiness. A very light caramel back.

T: Fairly Light lots of nice light toasted grains and malts finishes very clean.

M: Light crisp and good carbonation. Hardly any lingering after taste.

O: very nice beer easy to drink with a nice breadth toasted taste throughout.

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3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a thick off-white head that is quite creamy looking. The beer itself is amber coloured with lots of small ascending bubbles.
Not much is going on in terms of smell, but overall it’s clean and inviting. The taste is toasted malt, some hop bitterness, and a slight sweetness. The beer is light to medium bodied and the finish is dry and refreshing. I quite enjoyed this beer. In some respects it reminds me of Sam Adams’ Boston Lager.

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear deep amber color with a one inch slightly off white head that is very well retained but leaves almost no lacing. Smells of roasted malts, caramel, light hop presence and bread. Tastes of lightly toasted bready malts, caramel, slightly bitter hop bite and an earthy presence. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation smooth mouth feel.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Just a great all year beer for the desert southwest.Cant go wrong with this one!

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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 6,132 ratings