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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anchor Steam’s® roots go back to the Gold Rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made traditional lagers a viable California option. In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California’s first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of this historic American beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique craft brewing heritage. The California grizzly bear on our Anchor California Lager® label is from a woodcut by Durbin Van Vleck (1833–1898), courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. First published in 1856 in San Francisco, it is a superbly crafted rendering of an original illustration by Charles Christian Nahl (1818–1878), who had painted both eastbound and westbound versions of this bear. Nearly a century later, Nahl’s bear served as inspiration for the design of the bear on California’s modern state flag. Although that bear is heading west, our bear—like the bear on Boca Brewing’s historic lager label—is heading east.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
VERY pleasantly surprised by this. Yellow-gold pour with soapy white head. Aroma is floral and noble hops, bread, lemon, sweet malt. Flavor is sweet, fruity, floral, with notes of dried fruit and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (1657) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Clear golden colour with a creamy head. Sweet malty taste with a mildly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (1781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
355ml bottle from BeerGeek bottle shop. Clear golden, medium big fluffy white head. Aroma is a bit weak, grass, bread and sweet malt. Medium carbonated, round sweet mouthfeel. Taste is sweet malt, grassy sweet, hay. Mild bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1934) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
Keg - Owl Sanctuary, Norwich. A deep golden colour with a small but lasting white head. Follows in the typical lager footsteps but there’s a solid malt body - fuller than many of its ilk. Fair length in the finish to boot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Kyl jää aika sekavaksi. Vähän kitkerä, vei haise millekään. Mitäänsanomaton

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
Dorada de bonita espuma blanca. Escaso aroma, especiada. En boca tiene cuerpo y es bastante gaseosa. Sabor equlibrado con base cereal y caracter herbal y especiado. Final punzante y amargor marcado. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 15, 2015
Cor dourada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de baixa persistência. Aroma levemente frutado. No paladar lupulado. Corpo leve. Retrogosto inicialmente adocicado e final amargo. Uma excelente Pilsner.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Toomio (485) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Kyl jää aika sekavaksi. Vähän kitkerä, vähän valju, ei haise millekään. Mitäänsanomaton.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (173) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from M&S. Unusual. Quite smooth with reasonable depth and finish. Some biscuit. Ok-ish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 4/18/2015 Total Score: 3
Bottle from M&S. Unusual. Quite smooth with reasonable depth and finish. Some biscuit. Ok-ish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (568) - - JUL 10, 2015
Golden coloured with Snow White top. Clean yeast aroma. First a hit of carbonation is followed by a smooth, silk palate. Then the bitterness sneaks up on you giving a dry, herbal, piney finish. A pure refreshment. Rated by BrewTom


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