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RATINGS: 3313   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 From 12 ounce bottle at Johnny Rockets location at The Banks. Light red/orange hue, small off white head, sweet bready/yeasty aroma, moderate bittersweet tart/tangy/bready flavor. Like most beers, this one is better on draft but is certainlty worthwhile bottled. Fritz Maytag’s rescue of the Anchor Brewing was certainly a precursor of the craft beer movement. It behooves all craft beer fans to occasionally drink an Anchor brew in his honor. Here’s to your health, Fritz!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (183) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med lågt vitt skum. Doftar äpple och jäst. Jästig smak och något kryddig. Lite tunn men helt ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padchenko (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2014
355 ml bootle, 4.8% amber beer with good foamy white head, although the head does not last long. A light beer, ale-like, barley malt with some fruity sweetness. Balanced and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2014
Clear amber color, fast disappearing white head. Bubblegum and biscuit aroma. Medium to heavy sweetness. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Refreshing. Not bad, but expected little bit more.
(Za Popen’t 0,35l bottle)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours orange amber with off-white head. Caramel malty. Medium bodied. Expected a bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (627) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
A beer I have had many time but has taken years to rate. Pour is dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is malts,wheat and citrus. A great year round beer that is better spring summer and fall. A little like a full body wheat and larger mix. A nice sweetness mix with cereal notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (10) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a beautiful coppery gold with lots of creamy, fizzy head that sticks around forever. Nose toasted malt, caramel, yeast, a bit of earthy hop dryness. Toasted grain, caramel, with a bit of hay/grass, very nicely balanced with a crisp, clean lager finish. No real bold tastes, nothing intense, just a really well-executed simple beer. The great execution somehow transcends the fairly traditional taste profile, and elevates this beer to near 4/5 status. Not quite as good as their Liberty Ale, IMHO, but very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2469) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split with Sarah at home picked up from the Bottle:Shop St Albans. Aroma is caramel, some earthy sileage, hay, nuts and a touch metalic. Nice light amber / orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Clear. Flavour is caramel, nutty malts, melanoidin sugars with some dried fruits, raisin, slight tart berry lingering the finish. Mineral and slight chalk in the water profile. Hops are earthy and some grassy silage. Palate is medium sweet, with quite high carbonation. Slight crisp in the finish. Resembles a best bitter in some ways. Tasty enough malty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (54) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (106) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GraveAtSea (139) - 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.


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