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RATINGS: 3673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Reddish amber body, small white head. Flavor is somewhat bland, with a bitter note. Not impressive at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2815) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Small head, nice amber color. Malty taste with a nice hoppy finish to balance it out. One of my favorite beers. Used to have to go to California to enjoy. How times have changed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
While a little, expensive, I enjoyed this beer. Medium to small head with a cloudy appearance. Very well balanced and smooth drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2003
A smooth crisp beer, with a nice copper color, and a very nice head with a sweet smooth taste and nice fruit aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Nice, well-balanced brew. Very malty, deep rich color and aroma, with a little hops to even it out. Very sweet and robust, cloying and thick.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- deep amber color, good aroma, flavor is fruity, slightly bitter but not overpowering

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Pour a nice medium to dark amber, with a small head. Aromas were malty, and tastes were like sweet bread, perhaps honey loaf.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of malt, bread and hops. Reminds me of Pizza Hut breadsticks.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
2/16/03: bottle. good amount of off- white head. light, golden- amber colour. honey and hops to the taste. nice and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
I used to love this beer, and at one point it may have been one of the finest American craft beers. It certainly was the best craft beer I could find back east. It is still good but there is so much more competition now. Malt and hops, sweet, with a bitter finish. Beautiful copper color, good hear.


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