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RATINGS: 3413   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
solid beer; when the grocery store carries this, I get excited... quite hoppy as well, as most west coast brews happen to be. There’s a certain finish to all anchor products that I happen to enjoy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carcam3699 (5) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2002 does not count
Ordinary bottle compromises interesting label. Great bouquet and flavor. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Orangish-red in color, miniscule white head. Sweet floral aroma. Medium-high carbonation with a large hop presence on the front end of the flavor. Thick hop bitterness lingers for quite a while in the aftertaste. Overall, this beer has a nice flavor, but is pretty straightforward. No surprises.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
amber color. dry, bitter aftertaste. decent aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Not bad. Nice Fruity/hoppy flavor. Will probably drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bergeron (9) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
An American classic. A truely one of a kind beer. Lager smoothness with ale flavor. A personal favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2002
A good beer seeing as this was the only beer that was in the liquor stores cooler I hadn’t tried. I probably wouldn’t drink this on a daily basis but was a good taste and smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2002
The start of the california common. Floral/citric aroma. Golden color with a thicker off white head. Fairly thick with strong malt flavors. Spicy fizzy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A microbrew before microbrews bacame popular. Had it way back when, and just had another. Still like it, though it loses a little something to its more agressive modern micro cousins.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Has a nice, long finish. Nice head, good body, and great taste. This is the sleeper beer of the US- not well known, but destroys the major labels.


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