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RATINGS: 3632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Light aroma of malt. Very little hop bitterness. Amber color with a good head. Light aftertaste and average carbonation. Good malty flavor with a light finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maris (1271) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 29/12/2015. Pours a clear deepish golden with a small head. Not a lot to the nose - a touch of fruit and a bit of refridgerator. The flavour is more engaging, with a fair bit of biscuity malt, a bit of orange and apricot, and a quite sharp, almost salty bitterness. Medium bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation. Has some interesting elements but is just a touch harsh for mine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andriesradu (636) - ROMANIA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours clear deep orange/amber with a moderate white head. Malty and light hoppy,herbal aroma. Flavor is light sweet,malty,caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybass (81) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2015
A decent beer on its own. More hops than a lager. Refreshing and sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske. Farven er lys ravgylden og skumkronen er hvid og fast. Aromaen er malt og jordagtig medens smagen er frugt, karamel med en skarp humlebitterhed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (401) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2015
Pours clear amber. Fruity, malty aroma. Bread crumb, roasted notes. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (824) - Osijek, CROATIA - DEC 14, 2015
0.355l bottle. Orange color with white head. Aroma is malty, fruity and caramel. Taste is sweet with fruit character along with distinctive hop notes. Overall it’s good and balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2015
This beer is a bit watery and a little on the yeasty side. I'm not a fan of this brewery but I like the history of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3321) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Gift by Hans. Nice dark orange, off white lacing foam head. Barley and light caramel in aroma, some fruity notes. Creamy drink feeling. (Velp 201512)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I’d like to go back and try this again, because I remember it being just okay and want to give it another chance. It tastes more like a lager than it does like an ale, but given how uncommon the style (steam beer) is now, it very well could have different tastes based on that.

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