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RATINGS: 3396   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - APR 27, 2013
The most complex session beer that you can find pretty much anywhere. Raspberry, plum, toffee and caramel all blend into a satisfying light finish. Some people think there is something "off" about anchor steam which is fair enough I guess, but to those that say there is "nothing special" about it, all i can say is "whats wrong with you?"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
codfishh (101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours brilliant amber thin white head. Fruity aroma woody hops. Light malty body balanced bitterness a little rough some slight oxidation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (219) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy white head. Aromas are fairly subtle, cereal grain and minerals, some apricot. Flavor is mild sweet, worth cereal grain and some cherry at first. Quickly transitions to an herby hop bitterness that lingers throughout, with some nutty notes at the end. Medium-low body with a slick mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. Overall, just ok. Not very complex, and while tasty enough, nothing noteworthy on any of the fronts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JulioRangel (2) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Aroma maltado-amadeirado. Amargor suave. É a cerveja mediana, sem nenhum grande diferencial, exceto o aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (528) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Pours clear copper. Just above medium amount of white head. Bitter. Caramel and malt flavour. Light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obe83 (44) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 20, 2014
L’unica California Common bevuta, si presenta di color ambrato e con poca schiuma, al naso sentori malto-caramellosi , che si ritrovano anche nel palato, ben bilanciati da una nota fruttata. Molto beverina e piacevole, anche se non se ne percepisce gli aromi da luppolo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yy0pp (599) - - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear copper color with tiny head. Aroma - Caramel, apples. Toffee taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (641) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 18, 2014
Honey-golden clear with a hunch of yeasty hue hazyness, lasting small white head. Aromas of fruit is predominant with some biscuity malt centre. Softly carbonated, light texture, light-medium bodied with a fruit-malt flavour in harmony. Lingers a while with some dry out bitterness developing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nielsbenn (4) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
A Nice convenience beer. Fresh and redy to drink on a bar or to a barbaque.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilverfoX (380) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
smells of nothing, cloudy dark gold body, thin white head, tastes sweet with a dry mildly bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A nice basic ale. Pours a bright Amber with a thick white head. Smells of citrus, tropical fruit, and oats. Taste is well balanced, with more citrus and oatiness. Had in the bottle.

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