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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our friends of Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their new album “Phosphorescent Harvest” and kicked off their U.S. tour in the SF Bay Area earlier this spring. To celebrate, we tapped the first keg of our Brotherhood Steam Beer, a Golden State Collaboration of handcrafted California tunes and handcrafted California brews. Inspired by the brewing tradition of our flagship, Anchor Steam® Beer, Brotherhood Steam Beer is brewed with its own unique recipe. A distinct malt bill gives the beer its copper color, and dry-hopping with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops adds aromatic hints of citrus and mint. The result is a smooth, full-bodied malt flavor with a lingering, fresh hop finish. A long-standing English brewery tradition is to designate their beers, “Ordinary”, “Best or Special”, and “Extra Special Bitter” (ESB) to note beers of increasing strength. In the spirit of that tradition, we like to think of Brotherhood Steam Beer as an Extra Special Lager (ESL), aka “The Gig Beer” – an easy drinking brew from the first set to encore. This collaborative brew will be tapped at music venues across the US to celebrate the Brotherhood’s new album. Check out “Phosphorescent Harvest” and upcoming CRB tour dates. Click the below links to purchase tickets and Raise Your Anchor to great nights of songcraft and brewcraft with a pint of Brotherhood Steam Beer at a CRB show near you!

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3.2
oobawa (1646) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Not a bad offshoot of Anchor Steam, but not as strong as the original, either. Major malt presence, a deep caramel sweetness offset by apple, berry, and banana esters, with an underlying citrus slant and a slight vegetal tone. Finishes more like an ale than a lager, with a modest herbal hop bitterness and a bready fade. Gorgeous pour, red-orange topped by a healthy white head and tons ’o lace. Caramel nose. Good lager texture, creamy and smooth. But there’s no reason to choose Brotherhood over normal Anchor Steam.

3.1
Jabah (509) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2017
I need to drink a regular anchor steam soon to get a fresh comparison, but this does not seem as good to me. Thinner in texture with less malt and flavor. Hops are different (dry-hopped) with more bitter and metallic flavor. Has a crisp feel, yet I prefer the creamy texture of the original steam.

4.1
nybol (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
En øl der smager lidt af brown ale, men der er lidt mere smag af det hele. Malten, humlen og ikke mindst eftersmagen.

3.4
hershiser2 (3583) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2017
$2.35 can from Wine Warehouse. Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, kinda fruity. Flavor is slightly sweet fruity notes, bread, paper, bitter herbal notes in the end. Enjoyable.

3.8
rollinsr (809) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 1, 2017
Pours clear and amber with two fingers of off white head. Aroma is sweet and cidery with a crisp yeast character. Flavor is smooth with a full malt body and hints of apples. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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dlihcsnatas (766) - Temple, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Clear copper brew with nice head and a herbal aroma. Taste is hops up front, citrus, spicy, then a hit of the caramel malts. It’s OK but not great as I would have expected for the higher price tag. Well looking at the cost I would not only have expected better taste but also a higher ABV and for it to be in a proper bottle rather than a cheap CAN. So overall not good.

3.7
colui72 (1081) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2017
Pours hazy amber, medium white head and lot of lacing. Aroma of ripe fruits and light citrus. It gets lager malts, caramel, sharp bitterness balanced by ripe fruit and tangerine. Medium body, creamy, lively carbonation, long dry finish. Decent.

3.1
AWISLguy (3277) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz can from Antioch Fine Wine, no can date. Copper amber pour with an off-white head. Some streaky lace. Aroma has fruits, light cereal and vague citrus and stone fruits. Taste follows and adds some sweet malts. Tangy in that old-beer Anchor Steam way. Medium bodied with some alcohol presence. The blend is ok, and the carbonation is constant. Finishes tangy bittersweet. Shrug? About what expected. 12

3.7
obguthr (6584) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Can: Tang, wood underneath. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Tang again, artificial and sweet. Malty finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Quite tasty, but I can’t shake the chemical qualities.

3.5
alexmate (249) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Really nice copper colour freem cloudiness, decent sized head, no lacing. Tastes has some lemon, malt, caramel and bergamot tea. Has a really moreish dry oaty aftertaste.


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