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RATINGS: 3518   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.


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   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!

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   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

2.6
   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.

4.1
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1723) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, 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.


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