RATINGS: 3774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 krusening.

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 Franciscos 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 Franciscos original Anchor Steam Beer. The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
I must admit I was a little buzzed when i tasted this beer, so I had to relie on my short notes. APP: hazy, golden, large foam. ARO: fresh, hops. FLA: weak, hops, malt, bitter. MOU: fresh. OVE: I sure wish i could get drunk with a bow of these! (this properly means, that it is not that strong, but a beer you enjoy several of in a row) ... average beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
The appearance is a dark copper with a thick pillowy, creamy head. The aroma hoppy, full of florals with a hint of malty sweetness. The taste is malty with complex variety of floral and citrusy hops. A very nice balance. Oak notes are present on the edges of the finish. Im becoming very fond of the Steam Beer style. This Trailblazer is worth a try!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Bottle - Slightly sweet malt aroma - amber color with small head. Strong malt flavor with hint of molasses and moderate hops finish. A solid beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
Very simplistic and highly overrated! Not much taste at all, and disappointing for an Anchor beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
Severly overrated ... charcoal tasting and extremely difficult to vary your drinking intensity with. I honestly think it tastes like the residue that slides off the end of an anchor that was dropped in a pool of feces ... so maybe the name is fitting?!! Way below average, but not the bottom of the barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 Small but lasting cream color head. Nice medium amber color, aroma is full of hops. Mouthfeel is good flavor is nice. Finish is bitter. Overall good but not as distict as expected. Would buy this beer again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle: Had it while out for a recent business lunch. Nice amber color with a thin foamy head. Aroma is there but doesnt invoke anything thats in the glass. Refreshing on the palate and finishes very well with a slight hop kick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2004
bottle from baker feild bodega, aroma of faint hops,has a amberish color,dissapering head. well blanced for what its worth good beer if your gonna have like 8 or something

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Pours a translucent, hazy pear somehwat gelatinous appearing but without the texture. Clean aroma and taste of balanced hops and malts. Nice finish, somewhat biting, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
Clear orange amber color with a thin white head. Simple aroma and flavor of malt and hops with subtle fruit notes. Lasting bitter finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, oily texture. This is a simple, clean and decent beer, not bad but I look for more than that in a beer.

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