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RATINGS: 3573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle @ The Barrel Store, Carrick-on-Shannon [250715]
Golden, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of sweet caramel, soft toffee
Taste of sweet pale fruity caramel, quite malty, soft bitter hops, creamy light toffee malts, easy
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, creamy, soft sweet palate. Finish of soft light caramel toffee
Overall - Nice, easy, somewhat old-fashioned, emphasis on the malts here, good for the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
andresam (3) - Valley Cottage, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
Small but nice shaped 12oz bottle. Foamy when served cold. It is a strange combination of lager gasification feeling with a carecteristic ale taste. It gives a refreshing feeling for it. The same happens with the color. It is no lighter as a lager nether dark as an ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (300) - MEXICO - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. A semi-cloudy amber beer with a medium size foamy white head that fades away after a minute. Aroma is of spices, alcohol, caramel and malt. Taste is botter with a slightly alcoholic beer. There is some carbonation and astringency. I think I feel the special fermentation process; feels like a lager but with the character of an ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a honey and grains combination with a bit of a dry, grassy herb. It’s aroma is mellow overall. It pours amber and clear with white fuzzy head that has light medium lace moderate retention. The taste is a medium bitter and light, dry sweet. The texture is thin with a fizzy carbonation and light body. The taste is a light berry and honey with a pronounced grain taste, the finish is clean with a mellow, bitter citrus and a light bread touch that carries to the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Seggae (1) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
Good beer, great beer. Awesome beer, saiko beer(never visit aldrich hotel in san francisco)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, hops, grains, malt. Finish is dry bitter with caramel notes. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Deep amber with small head. Fruit jam aroma, strawberry, malty. Very light body, no real taste. Sweet, but watery. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vincent68 (516) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2015
Fľaša 330 ml zo Seoul Plaza Bratislava. Pomarančovo karamelová priehľadná farba, pekná hustá pena, aróma chmeľu a sladu. Stredná rezkosť, chuť sladu a karamelu, jemná horkosť. Zaujímavé, chutné pivo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (65) - SOUTH KOREA - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma: Hazy spicy aroma like cinamon Appearance: Deep amber colour, thin creamy head Taste: Clean bitter and some sweet Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and clean smooth finish Overall: Lager, but its flavour let me feel like an mild ale. Between Premium Lager and English Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (677) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA.(data degustacji: 23.12.2013)******************

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