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RATINGS: 3561   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.


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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbcgreg (55) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
A medium hop flavor that starts off with bitterness and finishes clean. Very slight malt flavor. A pale ale or light IPA beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppingHop (18) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Very easy drink with no flair. will make an excellent session beer but nothing more special to appreciate than that. Pleasant sweetness and scotch-ale-like flavor with foamy yellowish head.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1447) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 16, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber with large beige spongy head, crisp malt aroma, caramel and molasses taste, medium carbonation, long finush with caramel aftertaste. Very good brew.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Foam is dense and beautiful. The aroma is dominated by malt and a hint of fruit. Flavor is a sharp hoppy bitterness slowly taken over by both fruit and caramel malt. The palate is somewhat dry, bitter and not very lengthy. This beer was first brewed in 1896 and was in the 1960s close to disappearing completely from the market. Fortunately chose a wealthy young man (Fritz Maytag) to save his favorite beer. I understand his passion for this lovely beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours Amber with some creamy white head. Aroma is heavy yeast with doughy malt. Nice fruity flavor with crisp malt character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuchessOfIowa (69) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Poured out of a bottle for many of times for over 20 years. One of my first beers out of the domestic realm back in the day. Biscuit aroma and a combination of floral and earthiness in the nose. Golden amber hue with healthy white head that laces as I drink. Slight caramel sweetness with grain flavor. Nice carbonation and velvet texture combination.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (115) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Amber clear color. Malty aroma. Pleasantly malty, an almost honeyed sweetness balanced by a dank hoppiness. Smooth palette.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 25, 2015
COOL TRADISHONAL AMERICA STYLE OF BEERS IS STEAM BEERS. THE BEER GET BOIL FOR STEAM AND THEY’RE MAKES A SMOOTH AND CRISP BEER. IT HAS LITE FRUIT AND SPICE FLAYVER WHICH IS UNIQE TO STEAM BEERS STYLE. CALIFORNIA MAKES MOST STEAM BEERS AND BECAUSE OF CALIFORNIA IT HAS SIGNETEURE GRASSY TASTE. I HOPE THOSE STREEMS DONT DRY UP FOR MAINLY BECAUSE PLINY IS MAKING THEY’RE!!! (PLINY IS THD BEST BEER)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Mucho cuerpo, redonda en boca, bastante carbónica llenando el paladar con una estupenda mezcla de dulce con algo de caramelo, Malta y sabores herbales de los lúpulos. Final bastante amargo y seco

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (228) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Ambrata per la Anchor. Birra senza grandi pretese, buon aroma, retrogusto amarognolo e molto beverina. Non la loro birra di punta, ma ottima birra da cibo.


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