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RATINGS: 3317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a lacy off-white head supported by streams of carbonation. The aroma is a combination of malt and oranges. Medium slightly creamy body with lively carbonation. The taste is toffee, malt, and fruit. Has a smooth light maltyness with a dry hoppy and long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2007
35.5 cL bottle. Pours copper brown with light brown head. Distinct malty and spicy aroma. Taste is spicy with notes of corn. Sweet and bitter with a spicy-bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
An amber beer with a fine head. The aroma is slightly malty and the flavor is slightly acidic with a soft malty tone. Really a great tasting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Anchor Steam is the very essence of American microbrews but is now a pretty major brand and no longer from "one of the smallest breweries in the world". Amber coloured with a decent head. Has a nutty full body with a pronounced hoppiness. A bit brown ale-ish - but in a style of it’s own. Is Anchor Steam losing some of it’s character? I find it a bit overrated in general.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
Orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel. Malty flavour with notes of caramel and a well balanced hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20272) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2005
Bottled. Copper colour, mediumsized longlasting creamy head. Fruit and malt in aroma with flowery and hoppy notes. Sweet citric malty flavour with hoppy finish. Fruit and hops in aftertaste. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2002
Sampled draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ruby with brief head. Fruity, ashy aroma. Roasty, complex short flavour, some crystal malt character. Sharp mouthfeel and medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2005
On draught. A little hazy dark copper colour. Creamy long lasting white head. Caramel and malt in the aroma. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and pears. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
19th February 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Moderate carbonation. Clean start, very slight fruit. Dark and slightly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2003
Orange color. Smooth but not interesting; poor aroma (alcohol, rhum, cardboard, some malt). Some malt and caramel in the taste, not enough hop and aroma.


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