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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 Brotherhoods 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6527) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Can. Pours a clear light copper body with a large foamy white head that left some light lacing. The nose is lightly toasted and caramel malt with a little fruitiness and just a hint of leafy hops. The flavor is a bit more interesting than the regular Steam beer. The same toasted and slightly husky base, but with a little more of a hoppy snap on the back end. A lingering perfumy hoppiness. Lighter bodied with a soft fizzy carbonation level. Decent beer, a touch better than the original, but not by much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Can from appellation wines dalry. Pours clear amber with long lived creamy head. Nose of musty cellar, shortbread, spiced orange. Taste is smooth, fruity, biscuity, underlying foosty bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (425) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - FEB 13, 2017
A 12 fl oz can with no visible canned on or best by date. Poured into a stemmed Mikkeller tasting glass. It poured a clear copper orange colour with a just less than two finger off white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of citrus orange, citrus zest, grass, herbal, caramel and toasty biscuit. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, lemon, citrus zest, caramel, biscuit malt sweetness, herbal and floral. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, nicely balanced and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4472) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Can from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. Rich amber golden colour with a tan head. Aroma is mainly malty, and a touch of nuts.Taste mostly sweet, with a bitter hop finish. Medium body and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2017
Can. Pale amber with a white head. Aroma of bread crust, lime leaf, grapes, grass. Medium bodied. Bread crusts and grapes, citrus and herbal notes at the moderately bitter finish. First steam beer Ive found genuinely tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Can. Amber with one finger head. Seems like a sweeter, fuller bodied version of Anchor Steam. Caramel and mild hops. Simple, but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2016
The sweetness of this one got me...it is a nice pour and pleasant flavor overall and though a bit low ABV the sweetness really won me over. I will drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7715) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Sarasota, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz can. Medium copper pour, light off-white head. Aroma presents some toffee and molasses. Flavor is decidedly sweet, with some ripening vegetables, hint of molasses, some caramel. Thickish mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1960) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 5, 2016
355 ml can from Utobeer Market Stall, London.
Dark amber, clear body, with a big, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet bread, flowers, sweet fruits, caramel, some grass, some herbs.
Taste follows this, with more citric and grape like fruit notes.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, a bit dry, floral, citric, bready, lingering piney, with the grape notes dominating.

Very nice. Quaffable and well balanced, with the typical Nelson Sauvin grape notes shining through more and more towards the finish. Quite unique stuff, with the distinctive smoothness I love this brewery for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (1082) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Can. Slightly hazy golden color with small off-white head. Somewhat sweet malty aroma. Mostly sweet malty flavor with biscuit notes and a touch of hops in the finish. Medium bodied and drinkable.


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