Case (256) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow-golden pour with small white head. Aroma is bread, cookies, grass, spice, lemon. Taste is light grain and water, a vague hint of bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Great aroma but too watery, even for a lager.
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass, light orangy-golden color with white head. Aroma of baked bread and floral/grassy hop notes. Taste adds notes of straw, citrus, toast and faint caramel. Light body, moderate-low carbonation, crisp with mild grassy bitter finish. Pretty good simple lager.
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Anchor California Lager) Bottle 355ml at home, poured into a lager glass, ABV 4.9%
Golden orange colour on the body, tall white and thick head on top, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Light caramel on the aroma but other than that standard lager aroma, only a bit fresher, malts fresh grass.
Malty taste,some bread and cookie dough, grass. Nice intense bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, nicely carbonated. Quite dry on the palate.
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a fairly thick for the style one finger white head. Good head retention although lacing is a bit lacking.
Aroma is very bready with some light floral and grassy notes from the hops. Anchor uses cluster hops in this and it does have that distinct American lager aroma.
Bready grain in the flavor along with a very prominent hop note of grass/hay like what was present in the aroma. Bitterness is moderate but does remain restrained. Extremely clean finish with incredible drink ability.
This might be one of the best pre-prohibition lagers I have had. It is a very clean beer with just enough bitterness to balance things out. It’s crazy to think this is what American lagers used to taste like
flatmatt (1162) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Has an odd very tart apple/pear aroma. Light caramel and biscuit flavors, honey, with some of those pear notes around the edges. Eh.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber gold with two fingers of white head. Aroma is corn and slight malt. Flavor is slightly sweet and some corn. Slight floral aroma also. Nice beer.
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argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some spicy, wort, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, straw, some toast/bread, spicy, grapefruit/lemon, light caramel. Light body, light effervescence, somewhat watery, nicely drinkable.
hawanna (2328) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,355 l bottle
bread, hay, cereal, herbs, basement aromas, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour, nice thick head for a lager. Aroma is classic lager, but without being grainy or skunky. Flavour is light malty with a subtle but recognizable hop kick. No cheap grainy notes. Very little carbonation and an ultra-smooth, almost buttery full-bodied texture. An impressive lager if there ever was one.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle into glass, orangish clear pour with white head, fuky skunk aroma, taste is bitter malts, meh, not again