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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Pleasant is the best I can say to describe it. Nothing wrong here. I would take this over the Macro's but not enough to make it noticable over others

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2003
(Draught) Pours an amder-golden color with a white frothy head. High quality brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkbites (673) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Rich, creamy head. Thick golden color. Slightly lighter flavor than expected. Nice bitterness but not too heavy. See? Truely good beer CAN be made in America.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Nice frothy head, clean smell. Excellent finish to a very smooth taste. Nothing very distinguishable, yet still an excellent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 I hadn’t had this in a long time and totally forgot what it tasted like. Just had it last night and really appreciated it a lot more than I had in the past. Very nice aroma and full body flavor. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2003
I had this beer out of a bottle. It has a nice malty smell. The color is light amber. The head is cream colored. The taste is refreshing and balanced. It is not overwhelming by any means. It is a good beer for a large gathering as most would like this beer. It, however, has nothing that sets it apart.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Clear light amber. No floaties as opposed to the Liberty Ale. Small cream head. Nutty smell and flavor. Kind of like a brown ale. Carbonation. Average.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
A GREAT BEER. Beer pours a great bubbly dark amber with a light foamy head. Lacing is extensive all the way to the bottom of the glass. Head dissipates ever so slowly as you drink. A slightly bitter smooth flavor with rusty overtones. A well crafted brew, definetly worth the $9 for the six pack. Excellent. Aroma is ever so slight, but crisp. Not to much there as far as smell goes, but the taste more than makes up for it. The flavor leaves tougue slightly dry begging for another sip. Palate is strong and doesn't dissapear in between drinks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Beer pours a lovelly crystal clear darkish amber with a creamy white head. Nice clean aroma..slightly roasted malts and spicy hops detected. Beer tastes a great sweet, creamt , light milk chocolaty with some small bitterness as an aftertaste, a well balanced beer. Smooth on the palte but does rough up at the very end. An American tradition and still a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
Bottled. Nice amber/deep golden colour with a rocky head. Hoppy, smokey aroma. Toffee notes in the flavour, somewhat smokey. Nice bitter finish.


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