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RATINGS: 3492   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felip989 (77) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2015
Amber with a medium white head. Aroma is bread, caramel, herbal (eucalyptus, mint), citric. Same in taste. Bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mackeon (101) - - MAR 15, 2015
In the decades before the regeneration of American brewing this was probably a very good beer. It has been been completely eclipsed by much better efforts since, even though it’s still quite acceptable. And the label is very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DBob5150 (206) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Orangish-yellow body & thin white head that disappears quickly. Little or no aroma and the taste is sweet, slightly metallic. Slight aftertaste, no bad but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Masuyo’s. Poured into an English tulip pint. Pours copper with a moderate off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of malt, grass and mint. Taste similar with caramel malt and bread noticeable. Well-balanced. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Refreshing finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervezadrinker (38) - MEXICO - MAR 12, 2015
bottle poured in lager glass. nice copper-amber color with moderate head. grassy, malty aroma. great caramel malt taste with a mild grassy taste, grains and low-moderade bitterness, very tasty, awesome beer. loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (291) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
Malty aroma with notes herb notes. Clear copper colour. Caramel flavour with bready notes. Medium body with lively carbonation. Pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (179) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Pleasant amber color with good foam. Aroma: malty, woody, mint and herbal. Taste: malty, touch of caramel, light fruity, grainy, a little hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (208) - Padova, ITALY - MAR 3, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato non intenso, con schiuma leggermente giallognola, non molto abbondante e abbastanza persistente. AROMA: caramellato e floreale soprattutto, con note erbacee. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca, emerge soprattutto un caramellato abbastanza dolce, che poi evolve presto in un amarognolo non sempre molto gradevole. Retrogusto amarognolo e abbastanza persistente. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione medio/bassa. CONCLUSIONE: birra dissetante e abbastanza interessante, ma senza troppe pretese.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobs_ols (305) - LATVIA - MAR 2, 2015
Clear amber, medium white head. Light roasty aroma. Sweet, roasty, very resfreshing taste. Finishes a bit bitter and overall lovely. Need a second one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafael52 (157) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa: ciemnozłote, jasnobursztynowe, lekko zmętnione.
Piana: obfita, jasnokremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, niestety dość szybko opada.
Zapach: średnio intensywny słodowy, lekkie nuty opiekane.
Smak: słodowy z wyraźną goryczką o ziołowo, herbacianym charakterze.
Wysycenie: średnie, odpowiednie.

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