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RATINGS: 3317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steamģ, 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2002
ok i guess. needs a little bit more of a kick

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Fruity aroma. Strong malty character. Plenty of bitterness and hop character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2002
brassy color on the red side of orange (pantone 1595)and clear. aroma of generous maltiness and the very faintest reminder of grand marnier liquer; like a marzen i think. complex flavor, (which just means that i canít figure it out) ícleaní tasting, says the commercial discription, meaning you canít taste dirt or toxic waste; gee, thatís no help. fortunately, itís not clean like a hospital floor but rather has rich, ginger-like spiciness and a bitter finish. hooray for fritz maytag (the owner), makes you want to go out and buy a dishwasher.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzz6799 (3) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002 does not count

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phoenixgoa99 (11) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002
THE BEST BEER EVER!!! Buy some NOW... you will not regret it!!!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Good if oyu like budweiser, I donít.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Meh...sorta bitter, strange sent, bought it because I read the 1899 novel, McTeague who drinks steam beer. What the hell is steam beer?!?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Rerate: tap and bottled. Bit citrussy hop, slight sulphury. Medium bitter in taste. Decent refreshing brew. The sulphury keller notes give it some extra dimension. Funny original rating from 2002: How can this stuff score over 3.0? All those english/american standards are really heavily overrated. Sample some belgian brews, and you know what real beer tastes like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 2, 2002
A very good brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (1979) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2002


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