RATINGS: 3673   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 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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angel77 (3880) - oviedo, - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el Lúpulo Oviedo diciembre 2012. Fdcpref 06..2013. (r3795). Suaves sabores maltosos. Cuerpo ligero fácil de beber algo espumoso. Refrescante. Buena

hopper601 (4) - - NOV 24, 2017 does not count
Heard about this "great" beer from a friend long ago so finally tried some.Drinkable but nothing special.Reminds me of an the slightly bitter English beers.

erling1000 (792) - - NOV 23, 2017
An american, copper, light foggy Steam Beer with low head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dried abricots, yeast. Taste is bitter and light sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beermastersasho (143) - - NOV 22, 2017
From what I know about this style - it was good. Nice lager ale. Lager abv. ale taste, its ale in appearance with ale head. Bitter, a little bit sweet. Its closed to barley wine taste, to amber ale style taste and to alt beer style. Decent++, smooth

Bachvarov (25) - Sofia, BULGARIA - NOV 22, 2017
First beer of that type. Very interesting. Great big head. Brown amber color.Bitter. Little carbonation. Light palate. Drinkable but a little bit bitter for me.

biilz (211) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2017
Культовое пиво от пивоварни Анкор. Аромат в основном хмелевой. Пенка быстро падает. Очень приятный янтарный цвет. Во вкусе за основу свою берет солод. Солод с слегка карамельным привкусом. Очень необычно, но когда пьешь это пиво, полость рта как будто слегка замораживается буквально на несколько секунд.Послевкусие с легкой хмелевой горчинкой.

Juks (1070) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours hazy amber, white head. Aroma is grainy, citrussy, mildly fruity. Barnyard, herbal notes, grain, fruits, pilsnery notes in taste. Some hopiness in finish. Medium bodied, average carbo. Drinkable, but bit bland.

khanja (7) - - NOV 6, 2017 does not count
330ml bottle. Quite dark pouring, good bubbly white head. Malty nose with a slight sweetness. Good beery mouth, with malt and hop flavour. Light and easy to drink. Not enough bitter/hoppiness for me but still good enough to have one or two. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

drukoff (12) - - NOV 5, 2017
I don't get what the big deal with anchor steam is. It just doesn't taste very good and theres countless other beers that I would have before it.

TheChaBra (15) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2017
An easy go-to beer at the bars that serve it. This beer is worth the hype it gets - it has a great taste and goes down smooth.

Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 25, 2017
From Jun 2007 Purchased at Bi-Rite in Casper. This pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber gold with a nice medium sized head of foam that sticks around for the entire session and it has good lacing. The smell is pretty delicate but I get some hop bitterness and some roasted malt. The taste is very good and flavourful. Roasted malt and grain that's semi sweet hits me first and then some caramel malt provides some sweetness and that's backed up by a good hop profile that adds some nice bitterness. It has a very good mouthfeel and has medium carbonation. The finish is all nice and bitter and it leaves a short but pleasing aftertaste. This is a *very* solid brew that I need to visit more often. I heartily recommend it!

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