Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Beer: Anchor Steam Beer
Category: California Common
Brewed in: United States
Anchor Steam is a nice medium amber color – even a little tint of orange. The beer pours with a fluffy one finger head with a very long retention that leaves some impressive sticky lacing on the glass.
The aroma is of malted barley with some slight hop notes. There is not a lot of complexity to the aroma and I can’t tell if I am “forcing” a smell but there may be hints of some fruits and other grains I can’t identify.
The taste is similar to the aroma consisting mostly of malted barley with the hops taking a stronger presence in comparison. The taste is a little sweet with the fruit notes and a bit of nuttiness coming through. A very enjoyable flavor that is not too heavy. This could easily be a session beer.
The beer is moderately carbonated and the moutfeel is tingly but smooth. Light to medium body.
A very pleasant beer and I would recommend it when you aren’t looking to find something new and crazy but just want a straight up beer with a little class.
January 20, 2011 | Categories: 3 Pints, A Beer a Day, Amber Hybrid Beer, Beer Tasting, California Common Beer, Ratings | Tags: anchor, Beer, california, common, rating, steam, Tasting | Leave a comment