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RATINGS: 3561   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.


3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean19 (14) - GERMANY - SEP 2, 2015
Schöne, Bernsteinfarbene Erscheinung mit feiner Schaumkrone. Aroma nach frischem Früchtebrot. Sehr malziger, brotiger Geschmack mit Nuancen von Banane und getrockneten Pfirsichen. Intensiver, leicht säuerlicher Nachgeschmack. Tolles Bier!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fisler (240) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2015
Im Glas rotbraun, Schaum bricht im Teko schnell weg. In der Nase Röstaromen, leicht Schokolade. Im Trunk hohe Drinkability, Malz, dass sich nach dem Antrunk noch stärker durchsetzt, leicht cremig, ganz feine Bitterkeit im Abgang. Ordentliches Bier, fast schon kernig fränkisch. Für einen Bamberger aber nichts Besonderes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Stray bottle found in the singles barrel at the Beaches LCBO. Curious about this as I was just recently gifted their Brotherhood of Steam brew (which I find is a far more complex, interesting & satisfying beer). Brown in the glass, foamy white cap etc. Starts off crisp like a highly carbonated lager & then falls into a round honey-like flavour of malt sweetness. A little too sugary for me. Despite my recent foray into the style I can’t say this is what im looking for.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (402) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Can at champps. Great Amber color and nose. Smooth and crisp. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (259) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Butelka. Barwa herbaciana, klarowna. Piana wysoka, drobna, utrzymuje się długo. Aromat wyraźny, wyczuwalna lekka mięta, aromat drewniany. owoce suszone. Smak wyrazisty, pełny, słodowy. Wyraźna niezalegająca goryczka.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
16erBlech (281) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2015
0,355l bottle from beerbottle.eu. Nice-shaped bottle. Almost tasteless, watery, boring beer. Very disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in San Francisco. One of my favourite beers of all time. Nice golden body with big head. Nose is sweet, caramel. Taste is also sweet and caramel with hops and pine. Nice smooth palate. Well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brainiac (200) - Riga, LATVIA - AUG 14, 2015
0,5l on tap. Aroma of soft caramel, almost as of rasberries. On tongue I feel hit with cream and it transfers into bitterness, followed by traditional roasted caramel in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle @ The Barrel Store, Carrick-on-Shannon [250715]
Golden, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of sweet caramel, soft toffee
Taste of sweet pale fruity caramel, quite malty, soft bitter hops, creamy light toffee malts, easy
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, creamy, soft sweet palate. Finish of soft light caramel toffee
Overall - Nice, easy, somewhat old-fashioned, emphasis on the malts here, good for the style

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
andresam (3) - Valley Cottage, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
Small but nice shaped 12oz bottle. Foamy when served cold. It is a strange combination of lager gasification feeling with a carecteristic ale taste. It gives a refreshing feeling for it. The same happens with the color. It is no lighter as a lager nether dark as an ale.


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