How have I not tasted Anchor Steam Beer before now? It's not something I would usually pick up as I tend to stick to 500ml bottled ales but I received this as a gift and I'll certainly be adding it to my shopping list in future. Anchor Steam Beer is one mighty fine beer that ticks all the boxes and my only disappointment was that it only comes in a 330ml bottle.
It is a beautiful cloudy amber colour with a blood orange glow and a HUGE frothy cream coloured head. It hissed and fizzed out of the bottle on opening along with subtle aromas of hops, orange citrus and tropical fruit. It has a lovely dry bitter taste and it wasn't as fizzy as I expected. The carbonation is very soft making it a smooth, refreshing, perfectly balanced and easy drinking beer.
This is definitely a beer Ale Be Seeing Again, and it certainly shows that good things come in small packages.
Brewed by Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, USA
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