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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.

   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

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2002
sickly sweet aroma.brownish watery color. the flavor is nice, but the finish is seriously over balance sweet and sour motif.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Sweet brew from a sweet city.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2002
On tap, this beer is a reliable, very drinkable brew. Nicely balanced w. hoppiness being slightly dominant. Golden color, floral aroma, refreshing with just a touch of sourness, lurking in the backgound. Decent in the bottle but draft is best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2002
A not too bad beer. A bit thin for my taste. A presence of malt, and a little alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Stumbled upon this beer by accident, a good suprise. A smooth tasty beer that I would have again.Re-rate 5/24/02 Very malty aroma, dark dark a orange appearance. Lacey white head that lasted. Palate is watery and malty. Middle is smooth, and it finishes smooth, dry, and malty. I feel exactly the same what about this brew as I did before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Good solid American brew. Very rich head that lasts longer than expected. Nice taste (nothing surprising just solid). Much better than the porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2002
Amber in colour with a floral, fruity aroma. Has a really dry finish to it. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Re-Rate 05/18/02: Clear amber color, nice beige head and decent lace. Nose is malt, slightly floral, front is malt, the top light, the finish is crisp, slightly dry, fair hop bite, and a very drinkable beer, unfortunately I sample only rarely?

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