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Anchor Steam Beer

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
36 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer starts with a lightly rich bready malt character that gives way to light toast and caramel as it warms and opens up. As the malt settles down, a woody, earthy hop aroma and light fresh apple ester offer a complementary balance. The flavor also does not disappoint. The bready, toasty and caramel malt sweetness is balanced by woody hops and a prominent hop bitterness that lingers into a crisp and dry finish. The breadiness from the malt lingers gently into the aftertaste. This beer pours an inviting copper color with an orange hue that pulls you into the glass.