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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager

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Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Our California Lager is also a single-hop beer, using only fresh, whole Cluster hops, all descended from an old line originally grown in California. Cluster has a long history as a “dual-purpose hop” for both bittering and aroma, which creates a flavor profile like no other. Brewed with San Francisco tap water, fresh from Yosemite, and fermented with our own special strain of lager yeast, our California Lager is kräusened in the traditional manner and lagered in our cellars. The result is a uniquely sessionable lager beer, which is maltier, hoppier, and somewhat stronger than modern American lagers. Its brilliant golden color, lingering effervescence, balanced depth of flavor, distinctive aroma, and smooth finish make this inaugural brew of the Anchor Brewing Zymaster™ Series a delightful tribute to the rich heritage and traditions of California brewing.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (973) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Butelka 0,355l Kolor jasnozłoty, mętnawy, piana średnia. Aromat warzyw gotowanych i ziół. W smaku goryczka, na podniebieniu metaliczne. Spodziewałem się więcej, przeciętne.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2950) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
helder gouden met volle witte kraag. aroma van pilsmout, koriander, citrus, fris, mout. smaken zijn die van een typische lager, pilsmout, gist, lichte citrus, matige body, zwakke co2, zoet, stro, gaat.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (3795) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Can from tesco, Walsall. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma is a little like cheap lager with sweetcorn dominant. The taste is better though, quite crisp, hay, bittering hops and a touch of sweetness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (110) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Can, 355 ml, as Anchor California Lager. Pours clear yellow/gold with lots of visible carb and a sheen of soapy white heat. No lacing. Yeasty, sourdough-esque aroma, mixed in with a light honey note and hints of apple, citrus and grass. Taste of light honey larger malts, white bread and slight citrus, with subdued hoppy bitterness throughout. A little watery and chalky. Slightly reminiscent of a generic speyside malt (think Glenfiddich 12). Aftertaste is yeasty and there’s some lingering bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Easy on the palate: well rounded medium body and less carb than the appearance would suggest giving a smooth feel overall. Not too exiting but by no means unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2348) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
Draft at Brigantine La Mesa. Pale yellow. Classic lager but nothing to get to excited about

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (281) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
Nice light lager with a somewhat zesty finish. Better flavor finish that most lagers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1313) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Golden color . Nice and big , white head. Aroma of bread and herbal hops. Balanced taste with malty beginning and mild hoppy bitterness at the end. Great , underrated beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popoff91 (48) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 12-ounce cans poured into a pilsner glass. Immediate harsh flavor compared to other lagers I’ve had, but the finish is much more flavorful as well. Overall, a good beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (333) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with large head. Aroma is sweet malts and hay. Taste is sweet toasted malts, honey, hay and some hops. Okay, but not great quality/price ratio.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (123) - - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear light amber. Aroma of grass and hay with an hint of lime. Taste is light bitter with a touch of sweetness. Nice and refreshing beer.


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