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San Francisco's famous Anchor Steamģ, 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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phoenixgoa99 (11) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2002
THE BEST BEER EVER!!! Buy some NOW... you will not regret it!!!

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rambler99 (1) - Glendora, California, USA - NOV 19, 2001 does not count

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drpimento (2178) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2005
damn good beer! I first had this in the late 70s. I liked it right off and I didnít know jack about it then. But I can say that itís remained the same, purnt near as I can tell, all down thru these ages. Wish Fritz was a girl so I could hit on him (her) or whatever. Just no insects please. Anyway, the beer is an artwork in the cross of lager and ale in the medium department. Pale ale that wants to be a larger lager or a larger ale that wants to be a lager. Have one and dwell on it. Ok, Fritz, if you wear a dress, I wonít be too critical, just donít talk much.... and wear a high neck dress

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tquigley (3) - USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
A towering monument to brewing perfection. Itís the Jupiter of our beer solar system, the sequoia semper-virens of our froth-filled forests.

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nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2010 Reddish orange pour with a frothy off white head. Aroma of light sweet malts and earthy perfumey hops. Flavors of light pine and citrus rind, dry...lightly sweet somewhat bready malt all pretty balanced. Medium body, lively carbonation, crisp, bitter, dry, malty with a malty finish that has a bitter kick before itís all said and done. Update 08/10 This beer truly combines a nuance of flavor that I seem to see less and less of as hop-bombs, sours and high abv beers that continue to capture the interest of the craft beer world. Donít get me wrong, i love that stuff too, but this brew is something that falls few and far between: a brew that is delicious in itís delicacy and balance. It tastes great on a hot summer evening or a cold winter night. It is the quintessential session beer.

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mickjay77 (15) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
[Look]: Amber copper color with a nice creamy head. [Smell]: Very malty in the nose, hint of earthly and grassy. [Taste]: Tons of wonderful flavor to my palate!! Toasted bread, caramel sweetness, mild bitterness, hint of citrus and earthliness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Finish off very smooth bitter and sweet. [Overall]: One of my all time favorite beer!!

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rforman15 (14) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2006
The best beer in America, and one of the top beers in the world. The Mecca of California beer, a perfectly transparent beer.

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nrime99 (13) - USA - JUL 30, 2001
Simply the best

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chadvolpe (2) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2007 does not count
This is a very good amber ale-style beer. It is unique in its creation, but overall extremely well-balanced. The nose is a little mild, but the tast and finish are loaded with mild sweet notes and a decent hop balance.

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davidwel (7) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2006 does not count
For my money, the best beer in the world. Balanced hops and malt. If you ever see it "draught", do yourself a favor and order one!


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