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RATINGS: 3652   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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4.5
mandrilo00 (118) - CROATIA - SEP 18, 2017
HŽV...............................................

4.2
radassace (370) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours slight hazy copper with an off white head. One of two bubbles, good head retention. Nose is freshly baked brown, rye bread, citrus orange and lemon rind and nice earthy element to the beer too. Taste is really full on this one. Absolutely delicious stuff. The bready malts are really fresh, there is a slight nutty element and a citrus peel in the dry bitter finish.

3.2
LakatosKE (526) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 0.33l bottle. Golden color with medium white head. Aroma: caramel, bread, straw. Taste: caramel, semi-sweet, bread, grass, light citrus. Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitterness.

3.6
ozzatoadisback (187) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2017
Beatiful dark copper but still transparent. Big and quite dense head, the slightest off-white. Good retention and some lacing. Simple, clean and quite vivid aroma of caramel malts and stone fruits with a bit of floral hops on the back. Taste follows the aroma. Medium sweet and medium bitter with a slightly bitter finish of floral or maybe tea-like hops. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a rather simple but highly enjoyable beer. Good.

3.5
surething_ii (523) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle from Pezinská pivná pumpa. Quite yeasty aroma with just little of any fruity tones. Taste is relatively flat, not exactly my to my preference. But yeah, for this style it's OK and this beer has only very few flaws if any. Good.


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