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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadShaolin (58) - - FEB 10, 2015
Amber red hue. Crackery crispness of a lager, clean lager aroma. Mildly hopped with a lasting bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgiskOlklub (940) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
Clear amber body and a rocky white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grass. The taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body oily texture, and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Toomio (289) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Tympeähkö ja alumiininen maku. Ei niin hyvä, mutta hieno pullo. Ja pihalla iso myrsky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (311) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Blood orange colour with small white head. Decent body. Very malty aroma - flavours based on the grassy pilsener base but with added sweetness from the malts and some tangy fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (534) - CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours hazy pale amber with one finger of creamy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, grassy and herbal. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (4/5) Not bad for a malty beer. Decently well-balanced malt sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm and finishes reasonably dry and bitter. Pretty sessionable, I’d say. (12/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (204) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Pours copper with pretty much no head. Aroma of malt and mapple. Very strong taste of malt. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (133) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear, orange amber colour with a fluffy cream head. Aroma of herb, grass and a little sweet malt. Taste of grass, sweet malt and caramel. Medium bodied and moderate carbonated. Goes down well with a surprisingly dry, hoppy finish. Nice, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorkogrlo (194) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours light red color, with small-medium head. In aroma are grass and toast. In flavor also dominates toastiness with some grassines and caramel. Has some character of czech pilsner, but is more bitter. Overall: simple beer, with noy too much complexity. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (200) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
Excellent session beer, amber in color. Taste is light caramel and subtle hops with a nice dry finish.

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