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RATINGS: 3702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from off-license in Ossett. Enjoyable amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moretum (91) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a medium white head. Malty, light hoppy and fruity aroma . Taste of roasted malt, honey, caramel and light fruits with low bitterness. Easy, but also interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (1471) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
0,355 l bottle. Clear gold amber in the glass with a one finger white head. Fruity malty on he nose. Taste starts malty with nuts, maybe chestnut, honey fruitiness in the background. Smooth. Pleasant low but encreasing bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (763) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle: Hazy amber with an off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is malty, caramel and some floral. The taste is the same wit h some spiciness and a little bitter on the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GregNC (103) - - JUN 19, 2016
Bottled 355 ml. Color : very nice hazy amber ale with thin white head. Nose : caramel and malt. Aromas : roasted malt and toffee. Medium texture, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (936) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016

Slight/medium aroma with malts, caramel, fruit and spices.

Clear/hazy orange/red beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Medium sweet with malts, caramel , fruit and spices.

This beer is rather odd, it is not very intense, nor complex or balanced. It is in a league of its own with rounded flavours. Extremely drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
irishfist18 (10) - - JUN 11, 2016
Very good beer.hard to find on the east coast.definitely worth the cost if you can find it.nice and hoppy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Keg at The Belle. Pours caramel orange with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, grassy, puke. Taste is caramel, twiggy, earthy, high bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ArtificialCyst (540) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Aroma: Caramel, honey, flowers, nut, spice, metallic hops. Appearance: Clear amber body, nice dense white head. Taste: Caramel, flowers, spices, light citrus, some bread, herbal notes, biterness low. Palate: Body is medium-low, carbonation is low, finish is semi-sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ipabr (151) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
For all the crap I just read I knew this would taste rubbish, brewed using lager yeast on rooftops in the days when ice wasn’t available, and they’re still making this crap. Tastes like an English draught bitter that went off some time ago. I need not explain more, to the sink!

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