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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pour is a light amber/copper, small white head quickly diminishes and leaves very minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet, lightly fruity, with some hops sneaking in the end. Flavor starts sweet, maybe slightly bready in the middle, and a good hoppy ending. I remember liking this more before than I seem to now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
This was beer that got it all started for me. After my first Anchor Steam I was a hop head and a fan of quality crafted beers. If you don't like it, you're not a beer drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2003
great dark beer. At first I thought it was a little hoppy but after a couple more drinks the taste really started to hit me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Struck me as overly hoppy at first, but after a few bottles (over a few days...) it grew on me, just like other heavily hopped beers.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Grayish offwhite head. Clear copper color.Malty, grassy nose. Medium body. Nice prickly carbonation.Good malty/bready flavors and Some hop flavors coming through also.Good balance, clean on the palate, finishes dry. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Orange amber, pearling carbonation, off-white head. Slightly buttery malt, caramel, nuts and light fruit aroma. Fruit, caramel and some spices, mellowed, easy drinkable and nice balance. Bitter herbal finish and aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
Amber colour, medium head. Aroma is rather fruity. Low bitterness, with a dry finish. I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 A very nice amber colored beer with no head. A very skimpy body however and no real taste to speak of. ReRate- on Tap, great flavor, different from anythign I had before.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2003
Excellent earthy aroma. Interesting palate, more flavor than I've ever had in a beer. Nice dark honey color. Medium to full body. Cost me $8.39 for a six at the convenience store.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2003
redish copper color and tastes like a dead guy kind of.mild carnbonation and creamy. sweet aftertaste.


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