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RATINGS: 3597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EAGLE82 (216) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
Very nice beer! Next to no aroma but great light dark appearance. The taste is a well balanced mixture of malt and hops with a light yeasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (41) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
- Not giving off much, steam or otherwise; lager-y/malty blend. - Nose: not giving much - custard cream biscuits, v faint banana skin. - Body: creamy & lager-y - Finish: dryish, med-long

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Sweet, malty aroma with some citrus. Taste is mild and sweet, drying out somewhat. Classic, relatively tasty, good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlowxxx (130) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle.home Pours a clear orange amber with a lacy off-white The aroma is a combination of malt and oranges. Medium slightly creamy body with lively carbonation. The taste is toffee, malt, and fruit maltyness with a dry hoppy and long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ForlornHope (242) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Hello to an old friend, not tasted for years. I saw it on offer in a supermarket and could not resist. Pours amber in colour with a very thin head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is also sweet with some dryness. Sweet and sticky palate. I remember it better than this. Overall: ho-hum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Serapac (267) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle, Kobe Portopia Gourmet store. Dark amber, medium head. Aroma malts, predominantly sweet malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewerale (136) - - OCT 6, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1098) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2015
Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco. 03/10/2015 Color ambar claro, transparente, aroma malta, sabor malta caramelo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wischylini (210) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
Pours a clear deep golden colour, with a neat whte moderately sized head. The aroma is a blend of pine and butterscotch, with a lot of floral notes on the side, there’s also some pepper and biscuit. The taste is lightly sweet and very bitter, but it does not come off as a harsh bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Long aftertaste of pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
overtheline (100) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
355ml bottle pours deep amber with good white head. Nose is all malts. Some real bitter and almost sour notes on taste. Possibly English noble hops in here. Not really my thing. Could easily pass as an English bitter.

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