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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when "steam" seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word "steam" came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, "Steam" has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Poured with a small head, and pleasant but slight grassy aroma. A little thin, but malty and a nice finish with the hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
gotebo (11) - carnegie, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pretty amber colour with not much head. Some lacking. Metallic can taste. This stuff is way over-rated and over-priced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 4, 2003
Easy to drink. Almost too easy to drink. I was expecting much more from this. Flavor was very thin and bland. Perhaps i'm just spoiled on rich beers of doom...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2003
From 2000 Notes - Amber color. Malty floral nose. Flavor is about 50/50 malt and hops. Not bad but IMO overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Golden color with medium white head.Hoppy aroma. Small malty bitter flavor but very light.Fairly smooth clean taste.Finishes dry and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
It's a lighter beer with some crispy hop undertones, looks pretty tastey, a clear amber with a white, lacey head. Download the song "scavenger type" by NOFX, it's about a homeless man who desperately seeks money in order to buy an "anchor steam pint".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chiefoneeye (7) - Lambertville, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2003 does not count
The Original micro-brew is a fine quality beer, a bit bitter but a must try for a truly serious beer drinker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2003
On tap. Golden yellow color with a dencent white head. A little malt with a nice bitterness. It's rating is raised a bit because it only cost me $2 per pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
Huge creamy head. Cloudy nut brown color. Nutty grapes aroma. Hopbitter, earthy flavor with some blackcurrant and grapes and walnut. Somewhat oaky bitter finish. Tasty beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2003
Golden color with a white head. The taste is malty with a nice bitterness to it. Fresh and pleasent.

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