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RATINGS: 3348   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Nice malty taste and aroma, grainy and also hoppy. Golden amber body. Was once one of my favorite american beers, before I tried óthers - the tour in the Brewer in San Francisco must have something to do with that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Good mouthfeel & sweet creamy finish. Very drinkable beer, which is good because it’s pretty widely available, including at tons of bars.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 Pleasant toasty malt aroma. Some fruit flavors: prunes and grapes. Dry, astringent finish. I wasn’t particularly impressed with this beer, especially considering the exorbitant price.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Beautiful color, almost nonexistent head. Not outstanding or especially different, I think the bottle would impress people (who aren’t beer connoisseurs) into thinking that you have great taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Nice slightly dark color with standard malt and hop flavors. Nothing special. Just quality beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Well balanced with unique malt character. Balanced and very refreshing. Sparkling character. a bit lacking in hop character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Amber colour. Perfumy hop aroma. Dry and slightly bitter flavour. It has the crispness of a lager and the fruityness of an ale. Interesting, but not extraordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2002
A sweet malty and darkish brew. Surprisingly refreshing. Holds a surperb meaty and creamy coloured head when poured. Mellow flavours from start to finish. Nice bottle too


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