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RATINGS: 3654   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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biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2003
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Nice look to this beer-good amber color...Descent head..Floral nose...Flavor was very hoppy...descent beer but not their best offering

2.6
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 I searched a long time to find this beer in Philly. It is ledgendary in Dirk Pitt novels and I finally found it and purchased 2 six packs $12.00 each. I really wanted to love this beer but I was a bit disappointed at the aftertaste. Upon opening the bottle I was excited when I took in the sweet aroma and the deep caramel appearance which reminded me of Yuengling Lager. The head looks dark & frothy. The flavor was strong but bitter and an aftertaste that reminded me of Schlitz which we used to buy when we just wanted to drink cheap in the 70’s. I could have really enjoyed this beer if not for the after taste. If I want bitter I would have an ale but all the senses leading up to the taste were highly superior.

2.9
thegreenrooster (4490) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
After 500 ratings what else is there to say. Nice amber color with a wonderful scent. Clean and refreshing, this can be drunk at any part of the year and it will satisfy

2.9
jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 lightly malty, slightly tangy and hoppy aroma. it’s a clear, light amber with an appropriate head. somewhat complex, but far too thin. has an acidic/metallic feel, but maybe that’s just because it’s from a bottle... very clean finish.

3.7
Holdwine (1235) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
A classic, forgot I never rated this puppy. A refreshing yet complex beer. Nice golden amber color. Minor sweet notes. Clean hops finish leaves you wanting more.

2.8
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Poured with a small head, and pleasant but slight grassy aroma. A little thin, but malty and a nice finish with the hops.

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gotebo (11) - carnegie, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pretty amber colour with not much head. Some lacking. Metallic can taste. This stuff is way over-rated and over-priced.

2.8
sethatuml (38) - USA - DEC 4, 2003
Easy to drink. Almost too easy to drink. I was expecting much more from this. Flavor was very thin and bland. Perhaps i'm just spoiled on rich beers of doom...

3.1
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2003
From 2000 Notes - Amber color. Malty floral nose. Flavor is about 50/50 malt and hops. Not bad but IMO overrated.

3.3
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Golden color with medium white head.Hoppy aroma. Small malty bitter flavor but very light.Fairly smooth clean taste.Finishes dry and slightly bitter.


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