Anchor Steam is a California Common beer, kind of a hybrid, brewed in a tradition that uses lager yeast and warm fermentation. It pours bright, golden amber with a lot of head. The aroma is malty and rich, and so is the flavor. This beer is dry, slightly citrus, and a little bitter, but the finish is really mellow. It really does have a character that’s a little different from other beers. I like it.