Friday, May 27, 2011

Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Steam Beer (4.9%): a steam beer from the US. During the American old west, because of extreme temperatures, it was pretty much impossible to make lager beer (which requires cool temperatures) so "cowboy brewers" had an idea: using lager yeasts at warmer ale temperatures. Today this particular style is commonly referred as California Common or steam beer, Anchor being the most popular brand.

  • Pours a nice light amber liquid.
  • Smell is caramel-like. 
  • Flavor is quite malty with hints of caramel.I detect seltzers too.
  • Aftertaste is earthy.
  • Good buzz for ABV.
  • Cool bottle.

Verdict: a solid brew.


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