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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa, molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (221) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a creamy, small, off-white head that laces nicely. Mild aroma of malt and caramel. Malty flavour with a note of caramel and a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (111) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap poured into a pint glass. Nice malty aroma. Sweet grain flavor perfectly balanced with hops. Great carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (25) - SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Fell in love with the beer at first sip. Great level of carbonation and flavours. Need to drink more to isolate individual tastes. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Clear copper with fair white head. Aroma of malts. Taste slightly too sweet with some bitterness. Goes flat pretty quickly. Drunk very cold it masks the failings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (516) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2014
Très belle couleur ambrée, mousse qui disparait. Nez de caramel doux. Gout doux amer de caramel, houblon et note malté, fin avec petite amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (135) - POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
On tap. Pours golden with small white head. Aroma and taste consist of hops, malt and caramel. Good and refreshing drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hman43 (301) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
It pours with a thick head. It’s a deep gold color with an off white head. It has a vanilla, malty type aroma with a mixture of spices and grass. The grass is prominent with a spicy tinge on the way down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (224) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
nice aroma. dark gold and clear in color with good head. taste is nicely balanced and smooth, slight hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle pour. Clean copper with medium white head. Aroma is malt forward, mild grass and straw. Some sweet corn chips. Bready taste, with reserved caramel sweetness. Mildly bitter throughout. Medium carbonation. All in all, a decent representation of the steam beer (tm) style.

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