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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
This is a classic. Not my favorite as I think they make better beers but still classic because of the high quality and history. Strong malty aroma with added aromatic hops. Nice dark amber color with a foamy head. The beer has always had a strong malt base for me that overshadowed any hops presence. It blends well and is easy to drink, just not in every scenario.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (40) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Dolçor del malt, caramel pansa i una mica d’herba. En boca entra dolça i acaba seca amb fruites pel mig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (100) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours amber/orange, small head, little lacing. Nose is malty with notes of grass, herbs and yeast. The taste is malty sweet, light bitterness. Light to medium body, little carbonation, slightly creamy mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with notes of roasted and caramel malts, earthy bitterness and apricot. Not a bad lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GraveAtSea (138) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Clear, amber color with small white head. Wonderfull aroma. Notes of tropical fruits, oranges, grass, apricot - mixed with malty-caramel background. Medium bitterness balanced with medium sweetness. Flavours of malts, caramel, bread, grass, floral. Medium body with medium carbonation. Really good, classic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (214) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Amber color, off-white head. Fruity nose, wood, caramel malt, hint of yeast. Sweet malty taste, fruity notes, dry finish. Velvety texture, soft carbonation, light to medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taylorderek (20) - - JUL 9, 2014
Pored into lager glass. Beer is light amber with a strong carbonation, medium head and gentle haze in the body. Beer has a gentle yeast aroma and the body is light and malty, with a good fizz. Fairly bitter with a touch of sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (407) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, orange & apricot. Reminds me of an alt or amber ale with higher carbonation and that lager mouthfeel. Grassy hops to round out the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1049) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
On tap. Style #73. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, malty. Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, caramel, malty, some roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear & bright, orangey gold color, with a frothy/cakey layer of fairly persistent, white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was light grain, light yeast, lightly toasted & sweetened malt, and a subtle fruit scent. Light to medium bodied, with fairly lively carbonation, the taste incorporated the aroma notes, and added a moderate, earthy bitterness that lingered with some dryness to form a pleasantly crisp finish. A quite sessionable, benchmark brew that I’ve enjoyed many times, and presupposed that I had reviewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (35) - - JUL 4, 2014
Citrus. Medium hops. Lingering after taste, but tolerable....................

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (225) - - JUL 4, 2014
Silky, smooth, pilsner-esque beer with a creamy head. Well balanced with caramel & honey malts & the perfect amount of hops (presumably from the years of perfecting this beer). Unusual without being overwhelming - it is easy to see why this beer has survived over time. Rated by BrewTom

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