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RATINGS: 3534   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, - JUL 10, 2012
Golden amber pour with medium sized off white head. Aroma of malts, hops and caramel. Taste of malts, slight toffee sweetness and a slight hoppy finish. Very crisp and refreshing on a hot day, perfect carbonation. Good beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlinyDad1952 (100) - - JUN 25, 2015
COOL TRADISHONAL AMERICA STYLE OF BEERS IS STEAM BEERS. THE BEER GET BOIL FOR STEAM AND THEY’RE MAKES A SMOOTH AND CRISP BEER. IT HAS LITE FRUIT AND SPICE FLAYVER WHICH IS UNIQE TO STEAM BEERS STYLE. CALIFORNIA MAKES MOST STEAM BEERS AND BECAUSE OF CALIFORNIA IT HAS SIGNETEURE GRASSY TASTE. I HOPE THOSE STREEMS DONT DRY UP FOR MAINLY BECAUSE PLINY IS MAKING THEY’RE!!! (PLINY IS THD BEST BEER)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
Mucho cuerpo, redonda en boca, bastante carbónica llenando el paladar con una estupenda mezcla de dulce con algo de caramelo, Malta y sabores herbales de los lúpulos. Final bastante amargo y seco

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (203) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Ambrata per la Anchor. Birra senza grandi pretese, buon aroma, retrogusto amarognolo e molto beverina. Non la loro birra di punta, ma ottima birra da cibo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (686) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, malty, fresh hay, honey, flowers. Taste is bitter, grainy, malty, caramel, some sour notes, toffee- caramel, some woodiness, dry. Medium body. Bitter -dry finish. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (217) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2015
Coloração vermelha acobreada,espuma formou um creme abundante,alto e duradouro,média carbonação,aroma de malte tostado,caramelo,ligeiro defumado e a medida que a cerveja esquentava o lúpulo e o álcool apareciam,sabor segue o aroma,com o tostado do malte e o amargor do lúpulo balanceados,boa drinkability,final doce.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (313) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
7.6.14. 335ml @ Bastis, Helsinki. Ruby color with shortlasting white head. Fruity, mouldy nose. Roasty and quite complex shortish flavor. Crisp mouthfeel and fine aftertaste for a lager type brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (356) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber, fluffy off-white head. Aroma: sweet malt, apricot, floral, biscuits. Low carbonated, medium body, smooth and crisp at the same time. The taste is malty and fruity, caramel, apricot. Finish dry with pine bitterness. Very rich flavors in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (171) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Clear copper pour. Giant rocky tan head that leaves decent lacing. Nutty, slightly metallic nose with a hint of floral hops. Light mouthfeel, lots of bubbles. Slight funk, some rye bread, coffee and nutty notes. Pine late and in the finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Ámbar bastante oscura. Espuma poco abundante. Aroma a malta. Mucho cuerpo, redonda en boca, bastante carbónica llenando el paladar con una estupenda mezcla de dulce con algo de caramelo, Malta y sabores herbales de los lúpulos. Final bastante amargo y seco. Notable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
(Keg at William K. Kurvi, 20150612) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized, dense and white. Aroma had sweetness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, something resembling cardboard, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. Resembles too much an old lager but surprisingly not completely bad brew.


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