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RATINGS: 3758   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (764) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Aroma: malty and sweet; Appearance: clear amber pour with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: interesting combination of dryness and malt; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: not as good as I remembered it, but easy drinking and somewhat refreshing; would drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squizzle (294) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2016
I discovered this beer left by my dad because I know my mom told him not too as they have "flown south to the winter" to Palm Springs. This beer is great. Ive actually been drinking for years....why I have not rated it? No idea, cause its awesome. Even more,awesome...my pops stashed it for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madnorwegian (195) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2016
Nice blond/amber color. Good head but it fades too quickly. Not much aroma. Nice mix of malt and hops in terms of flavor. Nothing exceptional but good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szymonskc (710) - Skrcz, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Zapach średnio intensywny, słd, przyprawy, karmel. Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, lekki lacing. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, średnia pełnia, słd, karmel, przyprawy, chleb. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8663) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
bottle bbe 11/17 leggero ambrato limpida buona schiuna persistente erbaceo un po di esteri fiko caramello lievito discreto amaro buona secchezza

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigericsports (68) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bought a six pack, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear rich copper pour with medium creamy white head, with some lacing. Aroma: caramel, cinnamon, raisins, banana, bread, roasted malts. Medium body, with low carbonation, would recommend to friends, nice tasting beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (498) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle at Smash, Reading. 01/11/16. Sweet floral and hay aroma. Amber. Thin white head. Medium bitter. Malts, with a hoppy finish. Textured body. Carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elosop (360) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2016
Klarrd med tunt vitt. Aromen ltt maltig. Smaken hyggligt fyllig, lite beska. Eftersmaken tmligen lng och maltig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pkomar (349) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Little to no hops, mostly malts - a bit of caramel and some bread. Taste is rather simple and lacking depth. caramel, a bit of bitterness, some bready notes. Nothing to get excited about. Sad that it lacks hoppy aroma to add a bit of depth. Boring, yet drinkable beer.


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