Saturday, 10 March 2012

Anchor Steam

Made by the Anchor Brewing Co. out of San Francisco, this tasty little brew comes in a beautiful 355mL bottle. The label has a history lesson that explains that "steam" in the name is 19th century slang for West Coast beer.  Who knew?
This steam is a brownish orange colour, clear and considerably carbonated.  It has about 3/4 inch of off-white head.  Sweet caramel tones and a dose of breadiness accent a hoppy aroma.  The body is nicely balanced, with bitter leading into caramel and butter sweetness.  The aftertaste stays true to the flavour.

This is a brew that constantly finds its way into my fridge.  Its got something for everyone and is well worth buying.  I'd like a bit more bite, but its not a major complaint.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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