Anchor Steam® Beer derives its unusual name from the 19th centurywhen "steam" was a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast ofAmerica under primitive conditions and without ice. While the origin of thename remains shrouded in mystery, it likely relates to the original practiceof fermenting the beer on San Francisco's rooftops in a cool climate. In lieuof ice, the foggy night air naturally cooled the fermenting beer, creatingsteam off the warm open pans. A true San Francisco original, AnchorSteam® Beer is the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.APPEARANCE Deep, rich amber color with a frostytan head.AROMA Rich, caramel maltiness followed by freshherbal spiciness. Fruity and floral esters.TASTE Caramel, malty, and biscuity balanced byherbal hop spiciness.MOUTHFEEL Smooth and velvety with livelybubbles from the natural kräusening process.FINISH Lingering caramel sweetness with amellow, bitter finish.
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