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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when "steam" seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word "steam" came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, "Steam" has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pilswick (1) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Somewhat empty in the taste but a really nice and tickling aftertaste! Very good beer overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loaded_chef (7) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
When I first tasted this beer I fell in love with it, but after ordering it for so long it’s started to fall flat on my pallet. That’s not to say that’s it’s not an enjoyable beer (it very much is) it’s just that after drinking so many beers from this "craft beer revolution" the Anchor Steam Beer doesn’t leave you with anything memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SKEddy (3) - - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle from a Pub in London. Pours a light amber colour, with a slowly disappearing head. Smells quite sweet, taste has minimal bitterness and is lowly carbonated. All round great beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Daverappster (10) - - MAR 4, 2014
Tastes way too bitter. It doesn’t even taste like beer. I couldn’t even finish a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMoose (80) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On draft. Pours light copper with a nice two finger head. Great floral hop aromas and flavors. Wonderful malt flavors with a great fruitiness from the yeast. There is a balance in this beer that makes it great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma: Floral hops aromas, light toasty Appearance: Clear light copper body. Medium white head. Lacing. long lasting Flavour: Medium-high hop flavour, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. roasty, woody, dry, crisp, caramel, Palate: High carbonation, medium body. Overall: Very enjoyable. Great beer. 355 ml bottle, poured. 7B. California Common Beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwillrich (138) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 1, 2014
Cerveja de coloração avermelhada. Espuma de boa formação e retenção. Aromas herbais e cereais.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (436) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 35,5cl, une couleur ambrée et peu de mousse, en bouche grosse attaque sur le grillée avec des effluves de caramel, de noix et de noisettes, grosse amertume en seconde bouche qui annihile le reste dommage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaStranger (80) - - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a lively head. Smells of sweet malts. Taste is the same with yeast,sweet,minimal bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
One of the first craft beers I have had. Finally had a chance to rate. Really light ale that is slightly hoppy and malty. Ha at Calos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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