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RATINGS: 3513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatteoD. (137) - - JAN 3, 2013
Bel colore ramato e schiuma alta un paio di dita, aroma lieve luppolato e dolce, corpo medio e equilibrio di amaro e luppolo, molto beverina, mi è' piaciuta, personalità e tradizione. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (352) - PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 19B). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant malty aroma with caramel notes and a very faint fresh hop note. APPEARANCE: medium amber and translucent. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: moderate malt flavour with a caramelly note. very low hop flavours. semi-dry finish with a moderate and lingering bitterness. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: the traditional steam beer from Anchor but with faint hop presence.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
W aromacie faktycznie przywodzi na myśl zaparowane pomieszczenie. Poza tym słodowość barwa złota, klarowne, kiepska piana. W smaku identycznie jak w aromacie. Super pijalność i orzeźwienie. Lekka goryczka.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (523) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
Clear amber color with huge beige head. Really intense carbonation. Malty aroma, some citrus like lemon, bread and some barley. Very malty taste, with bread, toffee, floral and herbal hops and also citrus. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (196) - - MAY 17, 2015
Amber coloured beer. First Californian Common beer, I’ve tried. Easy to drink as it’s not very bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (471) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle says 4.8%. Appearance is clear, light amber with a substantial off-white foamy head which lasts and clings a bit. Aroma- caramel, honey, toast, biscuit, yeast hints. Taste- bitter hops, underlying sweetness, fruity hints, caramel, toffee, malty undertones. Solid stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
330ml bottle @ the Alb, Shrewsbury. Pours amber with white head. Light, clean & harmless with some hints of floral, grassy hops but ultimately lacking a fair amount of flavour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
arkads (1) - Sławków, POLAND - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
I drank the draft beer in Bielsko-Biala in Poland.Foam thick and creamy ecru. Long-lasting foam. Caramel and herbal aroma. Minty finish on the palate. Ideal California Common.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
Yellow body & thin white head that disappears quickly. Little or no aroma and the taste is sweet, slightly metallic. Slight aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
55x11 (12) - - MAY 10, 2015
Pours Amber color with small head not very persistent. Nice lager with some caramel taste. Goes down smoothly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
huineman (253) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Pours lemon-gold. Yellowish head. Very low aromas: yeast, cream, dough. Fresh and lacking. Tasteless and very short.


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