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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, - JAN 10, 2013
0,355 bottle from Za Popen’t shop in Ljubljana. Dark gold with orange reflections, big compact off white head but not long lasting. good lacing. intense sweet aroma of flowers and fruits. sweet milky taste, very malty and fruity. refreshig bitter from hops in the aftertaste. smooth texture, medium body, sticky mouthfeel. really nice brew, where you can feel both malts and hops, sweet, umami and bitter at the same time! refreshing but complex!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Monchito_IPA (112) - 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 (16) - 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 (1835) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (242) - SPAIN - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, muy suave.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (610) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by caramel, butterscotch, some herbs and citrus. One of a kind. High drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
a nice simple beer from anchor....pours dark amber with thick creamy head...taste is malt caramel....light hops...refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Pours amber with a white head. Quite sweet. Caramel notes but a little citrus too. A nice enough beer. A bit different.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (99) - - MAR 30, 2014
Flaska från SB. Vacker klar bärnsten med ett fint tjockt skum som dock lägger sig ganska fort. Fräsch doft av malt och lite fruktighet. Frisk smak med en bra blandning av sötma och beska. Ganska stickig i munnen, rätt klen kropp. Positivt överraskad!


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