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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (106) - ITALY - APR 14, 2015
Limpida, ambrata, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza, quasi pannosa. Aroma di malto simile alle pilsner Ceche, leggeri esteri fruttati molto piacevoli (prugna). Al palato corpo medio, poco carbonata, molto presente il malto, ben bilanciato dai luppoli, caramellata, retrogusto amaro gradevole. Di facile bevuta, adatta a tutte le occasioni, una buona California Common.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cutitoutdave (65) - - APR 10, 2015
Pours copper from 12 oz bottle, clear with thin head. Aroma of grassy pale malt and caramel. Tastes sweetish up front, biscuity, and dominant spicy hoppy aftertaste. Average mouthfeel. Very enjoyable, unique beer with nice blend of caramel malt sweetness and aggressive hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (252) - - APR 10, 2015
This is a modern classic. Easy drinking, refreshing and very good beer. Enjoy it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chadski4 (160) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Very average ale with all of the usual malty aromas and bready flavors. Slightly bitter palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (269) - - APR 6, 2015
In mels diner. Uit de fles. Ruikt fris. Smaakt aardig fris, beetje te koud. Verder niet heel speciaal, gewoon prima.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahkmabad (1) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Very smooth, drinkable beer that's not pretentious and provides a nice west coast alternative when you aren't in the mood for an IPA

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GraffitiVandal (129) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
ENG: 355ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the Teku. Golden color with thick, but dissipating tan head. Aromas of malts. Tastes like Kölsch. Malty, maybe a bit fruity, caramel, soury and a bit hoppy. Very light, very drinkable and refreshing. Medium carbonation, low to medium body. Palate not too complex.

PL: Butelka 355ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do Teku. Barwa złocista, gęsta lecz zanikająca, jasna piana. Aromaty słodowe. W smaku przypomina Kölsche. Słodowe,może nieco owocowe, karmelowe, kwaśnawe i nieco chmielowe. Bardzo lekkie, bardzo pijalne i orzeźwiające. Średnie nasycenie i niskie do średniego odczucie w ustach. Paleta niezbyt rozbudowana.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
metalspice (244) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Ravfarget med høyt skum. Anonym duft med noe gress og lett frukt. Smaken gir assosiasjoner til høstløv med et lite hint av røyk. Ikke veldig spennende.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alomtnez (163) - SPAIN - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle. Big off-white head with good retention. Clear slightly deep amber colour. Aroma is mostly malty, fruity, with some hop bitterness and caramel notes. Taste is toasted malt, hop bitterness, fruity, some woody hints. Sligthly bitter aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation, medium body. A god beer not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (399) - Udine, ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle 0.355L. Deep amber body with large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing; high density of tiny bubbles. Moderate malty (grains) and hoppy (orange) aroma. Moderate sweet flavour with moderate bitter notes; bitter finish. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; lively carbonation.

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