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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (344) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Orange color with medium head. A touch of fruit and sweet malts. Smooth mouthfeel, refreshing, easy to drink. Something different, but nothing special either. It’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (156) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, herbs. Taste: biscuit, brown sugar, hops and sweet malts. Very drinkable and refreshing. Medium head, average lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 13PLN (0,3 bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezwebb (7) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Extremely drinkable.. Bought a six pack and I'm pretty sure I'll make it disappear before the afternoon is done. Island life

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (58) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Robe ambrée. Nez simple, houblon et épices. Bouche assez simple mais souple, fraîche et épicée. Une bière basique mais qui se marie bien au Hamburger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gbgbrouge (200) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from bottle, clear amber with medium off white head. Aroma with notes of toast, caramel, herbs and some hay. Taste is bitter sweet, medium bodied with a dry half bitter finish. Nice beer, but an odd one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (125) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Appealing transparent amber hue. No head. Nice caramel, malt, pastry aroma. Smooth and refreshing, mid bodied. Initial taste is smooth caramel, malt, and a touch of brown sugar. Finish contains these same flavours with a quaint addition of hop that lingers for several seconds. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jukkar (26) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Caramel, roasty, spruce, herbs, leather, alcohol, woody. Easy drinking, slightly fizzing after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarageBrewer80 (68) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Flaska från SB. Svag doft av jäst. Syrlig, lite metalisk blaskig smak. Lätt efterbeska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Flaska systembolaget. Kopparfärgad med lätt vitt skum. Maltig och brödig doft med russin och lite vanilj. En lätt syrlig smak. Blöt kartong och bitterhumle. Tunn med viss strävhet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Nice, clear, copper color with a white head. Aroma is a sweet, grainy malt with some earthiness. Tastes biscuity, grainy, a quickly disappearing touch of caramel; grainy, earthy finish. Medium bodied palate, lively carbonation

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