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RATINGS: 3313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when "steam" seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word "steam" came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, "Steam" has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
This stuff was way too hoppy for my tastes. It looks good, but it’s just not my style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Michael Jackson puts this in list of the Top 10 American Beers. It’s a decent, hoppy West Coast example of a well-brewed craft micro.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2002
I dig this beer. Its not overly hopped and has nice balance leaning towards the malts. When I need a lighter style and refreshing beer - I go for this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Rich, malty-sweet, but also bitter brew.Full head, amber color. Very well made. Great balance of flavors from one of the originals.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2002
Malty, caramel aroma, auburn, big toffee head. Malt flavour with good bitterness. Sweet, smooth and creamy. Very pleasant drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
I had this off the tap at dinner tonight. Not bad, considering that I’m not generally a fan of amber beers. It was fizzier than I like, but the nutty taste and finish were okay. Rather overpriced, though. Comment 4/28/02: Had a bottle of it tonight at a wedding banquet. I’m not changing any of the scores, but the bottled version seemed different, almost as if it were a darker beer than what I previously got from the tap. I think I actually liked it a bit better from the bottle.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Strong yeasty aroma with a thin and quickly dissapating head. Very carbonated and sharp flavor. Pleasent but not something I would buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Nice beer! Especially on tap!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2002
quality brew nuthin fancy but always tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Overall a nice drinking beer, nicely balanced, floral aroma,good crisp taste, nothing spectular, but very solid


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