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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Lager yeast aromas. Somewhat bland hop notes upfront with mellow grains light yeast backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel. Nice for a lager, but at the end of the day it’s still a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1388) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Clear gold with a great white head. Aroma is bread, some cardboard earthy hop. Taste is biscuit, honey sweetness, and some citrus rind but thin. Crisp. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours clear golden orange with big head and bubbles. Nose is pretty subtle, some grainy corn and cracker, wheat and a touch of malt fruit. Taste is similar, not a whole lot going on, but not unpleasant, just spme corn, cracker, grain, light malt fruit, low bitterness, some creaminess. Finishes pretty dry and low bitterness, creamy malt grain, corn and biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (479) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden pour with dense white head. Aroma is fresh pilsner. Taste is lightly bitter and crispy. Medium body and average carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Walmart. Light copper in color. Grainy nose with some acidic quality to it. Grains and some malt up front in the flavor. Crisp and pretty clean tasting. A bit of a grassy sort of hop character. Decent lager beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Soapy and sudsy with a small head and quite a bit of water. Quite natural and authemtic in taste though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from a homebrewing buddy. Pours an almost clear Amber/ copper, white head that dies to a ring. No lace. Nose is A-typical Pilsner-lager. Tastes malt forward a little bitter, a little dry, a little fruit. Not my fav kind of beer, but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at home from M&S Watford drunk at home. Aroma is dusty grainstore, cereal, straw, some sweet malts, light caramel. Crystal clear deep golden coloured pour with a big lasting fluffy white head. Flavour is composed of cereal malts, biscuit, grainy, earthy hops, light brambles. Palate is light and dusty, little bit of sweetness and a crisp finish. Firm earthy bitterness. Pretty standard beer, brewed very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden color with minimal white head. Grainy aroma with grass notes. A subtle bitterness throughout with a light malt backbone. A slightly above average lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauritsio (609) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Pale with some head. Fruity, nutty and bread. Lasting bitterness. Fizzy carbonation.

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