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RATINGS: 3548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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First Brewed: 1896, First Modern Bottling: 1971

Alc. by Volume: 4.9%, Availability: Year-round, Malt: Blend of 2-Row Pale & Caramel, Hops: Northern Brewer

Anchor Steam® Beer owes its deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor to a historic brewing process like none other. It is a process that combines deep respect for craft brewing tradition with many decades of evolution to arrive at a unique approach: a blend of pale and caramel malts, fermentation with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in shallow open-air fermenters, and gentle carbonation in our cellars through an all-natural process called kräusening.

Anchor Steam® Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th century when “steam” was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. While the origin of the name remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practice of fermenting the beer on San Francisco’s rooftops in a cool climate. In lieu of ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creating steam off the warm open pans. Once a nickname for any Californian or West Coast beer brewed under these conditions, today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing and applies only to the singular process and taste of our flagship brand - San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam® Beer. The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, hops, grains, malt. Finish is dry bitter with caramel notes. Overall: ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Deep amber with small head. Fruit jam aroma, strawberry, malty. Very light body, no real taste. Sweet, but watery. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vincent68 (441) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2015
Fľaša 330 ml zo Seoul Plaza Bratislava. Pomarančovo karamelová priehľadná farba, pekná hustá pena, aróma chmeľu a sladu. Stredná rezkosť, chuť sladu a karamelu, jemná horkosť. Zaujímavé, chutné pivo.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (40) - SOUTH KOREA - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma: Hazy spicy aroma like cinamon Appearance: Deep amber colour, thin creamy head Taste: Clean bitter and some sweet Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and clean smooth finish Overall: Lager, but its flavour let me feel like an mild ale. Between Premium Lager and English Bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (525) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA.(data degustacji: 23.12.2013)******************

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (307) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle, light amber with medium creamy white head. Aroma is malty, yeast, caramel, herbal and slightly orange peel on nose. Taste is light bitter, sweet and some citric acidic notes as well, hints of orange, caramel. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. This is my first California common style beer and I like it a lot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skatanarchy (136) - - JUL 22, 2015
앵커 브루어리 - 앵커 스팀 비어 4.9% ABV 존경하는 앵커의 대표맥주. 보수적 라거 입맛에 승부수를 띄운듯한 한층 강화된 홉, 몰트의 쌉쌀한 맛이 탁탁 쳐준다. 굵직하고 알기쉽게 그은 선이 매력적인 맥주 앵커 브루어리는 현대적 의미의 현존하는 미국 최초의 크래프트 맥주 양조장이다. 수많은 마이크로브루&# 산파격이면서 현재 세계의 크래프트 비어붐을 초기부터 견인해온 파이오니어 프리츠 메이탁의 스팀비어 그 맛 또한 극단적 경쟁에 놓인 21세기 크래프트 비어에 익숙해진 이들에게도 여전히 뒤떨어짐이 없다 (상대적으로 시에라 네바다의 페일에일이 얼마나 맛이 없나를 생각해 보라) 한국에 수입되어 있으니 시도해 보시길. 피츠Ǣ 펜실베니아, 미국 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbcgreg (54) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
A medium hop flavor that starts off with bitterness and finishes clean. Very slight malt flavor. A pale ale or light IPA beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppingHop (18) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Very easy drink with no flair. will make an excellent session beer but nothing more special to appreciate than that. Pleasant sweetness and scotch-ale-like flavor with foamy yellowish head.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1377) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 16, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber with large beige spongy head, crisp malt aroma, caramel and molasses taste, medium carbonation, long finush with caramel aftertaste. Very good brew.


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