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RATINGS: 3749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
This is one of those kind of beers that u can buy a sixer of and give to your guests, a golden brown tea colour with some minimal head..has a pleasing yet not overpowering bitterness, nice. on the higher end in price but the subtle bitters will get your guests jive-N.

3.2
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Amber with dissapearing head. Sharp and complex at first. The finish is quite bitter and it’s a little too carbonated for me. Tases better as it warms and looses a little fizz. Excellent beer to have with spicy food.

3.5
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Malty, lager-like aroma. Pale clear copper color. The creamy white head disappeared almost before I looked at it. Crisp and bitter up front like a good pale ale with a clean malty finish. Hints of floral hops in the aftertaste. Truly a classic.

3.1
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Aroma - Light toasted malt notes with some fruity esters. Rustic hop notes. Light diacetyl? Not sure on that. Color - copper color with a creamy white head that dissipates rather quickly Flavor - Bitterness upfront, woody, with a caramel sweetness. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. Diacetyl is evident in the flavor. Must be an either old or mishandled bottle, not uncommon in OK. Mouthfeel - High carbonation with some astringent character from the hops. This beer reminds me of something between an Alt and an APA, overall a very good beer.

3.3
telepork (84) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
Light amber color and bright, white head. Dry malt and sugary aroma. Very bitter and dry, but still flavorful hoppines. Taste and palate are slightly fruity, with a bubbly finish. Medium bodied for a lagar - I guess from the warmer brewing and storage during creating this beer. Not as good as their pale ale, which is insanely good. This is nonetheless a fantastic beer.

2.6
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 Pours a light amber with a white head. Malty sweetness. Hight bitterness. Aromas of bitter hops and a hint of prunes. Medium bodied. Dry, bitter finish. Not very complex beer.

3.6
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Not my first choice from Liberty. The low alcohol content makes it drinkable over the course of a day.

3.1
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2005
hoppy, little crisp. pours orangeish with a white head. slitly bitter, thin beer without much mystery. guess im just not a crisp lover.

4.1
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
A pretty decent beer. Very drinkable, light to medium bodied, goes down smooth. Finishes crisp and clean.

3.4
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2005
On tap. Light amber color with a decent white head. Pleasant aroma of hops. Nice combination of malt and hops in the flavor. Not a complicated beer by any means, but very pleasant and enjoyable.


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