Anchor Steam

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Type: California Common
  • Brewed by: Anchor Brewing Company
  • Availability: Year-Round
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Light
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.anchorbrewing.com
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  • 4/5 
  • 4.90% 
  • 1513/3669 
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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to Anchor Brewing's traditional brewing methods.
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Reviews: 16

  • May 30, 2012
    mysoas0 (5)Rank: Beer Aficionado
    3.8
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    Nice amber pour with a cloudy body.

    Light, but satisfying taste. Solid malty flavor. Very light mouthfeel and little-to-no after taste.

    Classic Lager worth at least one try.
  • Mar 7, 2012
    garybrownnc (12)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.5
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    Classic beer and really good in a frosted (not just cold) glass. I have found that for some reason this beer tastes better with a bowl of clam chowder in San Fran than anywhere else - might just be an environment thing......
  • Jan 27, 2012
    Edwardfertuna (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.3
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    A good beer not my favorite but defintely in my top 25 beers. Great with seafood, which is usually when I have it. Defintely worth a try
  • Jul 18, 2011
    Stelhed72 (2)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.4
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    A good beer, but it is lacking on the taste. I would suggest adding some flavor to the beer. I added a orange and it turned out not so bad.
  • Feb 6, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer Drinker
    3.8
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    when tasting this and comparing it to all the mass produced pilsners, you can understand why this is so different. First, the color is a cloudy copper with a creamy white head. And there's actually some flavor to it! Maltiness with some bread notes and a hint of sour in the finish. Perhaps not a world-class beer, but it is certainly an American classic and gets bonus points for the history and revolution it helped to spawn.