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RATINGS: 3232   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2003
22 oz. bottle. Pours a big foamy head atop an amber body. First sips are sweet without being cloying (shouldn't have been eating chocolates beforehand, though). There's a slight impression of pear nectar. A bitter hop taste in the back of the mouth mars an otherwise clean finish (or enhances it, as your preference may be). Midway through, I get a more hearty hoppy smell and taste, ending with a more malty profile as it warms. This does have the signs of being a "frontier" beer with its slightly rough hop profile, but a great session beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matis (6) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle 0,355. Soft malty nose. Clear, amber colour. White short head. Taste is little sweety, little citrusy and a bit.. soapy (?) with light bitterness in aftertaste. Drinkable, refreshing beer - something between Czech pilsner and APA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freiksenet (91) - - APR 20, 2014
A: Amber slightly hazy. S: Malt, some lager smell. T: Starts sweet, some European bitterness, some sulfur, some very mild acidity. Some toasted malt. Finishes malt. M: Light. O: Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1459) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Light copper pour with a light beige head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is malty, little sweetness, nice carbonation. Dry finish. Nice lacing. Tasty beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (567) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Gedronken tijdens proefavond van biergilde hoorn. Kopergouden kleur met een fijne crème schuimkraag. Bloemige geur met vanille en amandelspijs. Smaak en geur liggen echter ver uit elkaar, met grapefruit laurier en gistbitter. Waterig mondgevoel en licht trekkend in de afdronk. Ok voor een lager

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hkrivera (65) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - APR 18, 2014
Excellent beer with caramel and roasted malts. Goes excellent with Spanish Tapas! Refreshing, smooth and with a nice foam head! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Monchito_IPA (114) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2014
Aroma y sabor maltoso, acaramelada pero no dulzona ni empalagosa. El lúpulo se nota en el final, compensando el dulzor tostado. Tiene una efervescencia muy curiosa.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mooms (27) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Aroma: weak malt, mildly sweet. Appearance : reddish copper. Taste: malt heavy, sweetish faint caramel. Palate : small bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbuchanan64 (4) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Decent beer, no strong or overpowering tastes but all round good drink. Could happily spend an evening drinking this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1842) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, some hops, & light fruit; Flavor of malt, hops, grain, and some fruit; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good - the standard for the style.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
birraiolo (187) - ITALY - APR 6, 2014
Bottiglia da 355 ml. Bell’aspetto ambrata con schiuma fine. Al naso poco leggero caramello e uovo. Al palato scarsa, citrica.


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