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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5655) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Amsterdam. Nice glowing orange body. Nose is grassy, metallic. Taste of grains, hops, sweet. Bitterness. Light bodied. Fair enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Ølbaren. Clear amber colored with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and malty flavor of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Taste is light grain with some floral.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2106) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Good looking and well balanced lager. Aroma and flavor are typical for the style but there is more depth with hops, especially a nice earthy and herbal aftertaste. The malts are also juicy and remain a sweetish aftertaste like chewing on wheat grass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frkleal (8) - Joinville, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
Excelente lager. Saborosa e leve. Límpida e dourada. Amargor na medida, não muito amargo pra quem gosta de cervejas leves mas tb não decepciona os hop heads ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2792) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Lager är inte min favorit men Anchor presenterar här en lager med smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell med toner av citrus och örter. Rund och len, frisk och fruktig, jämna smaker utan den metalliska tonen som ofta förekommer i lageröl. Lagom sötma och fin beska. Gott!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Drunk as California Lager. Very clear bronze appearance. Slightly fruity but otherwise lacking any complexity. Pleasant and straightforward or bland-take your choice of adjectives.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bebum (764) - USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pale gold, tall head, no lace. Earthy, yeasty and ammoniacal intense nose. Medium body, moderatebut rich flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, lingering and aftertaste. Moderate bitterness, dry, neutral acidity. Hoppy but not in an aromatic way, slightly citrusy, malty. Pleasant, refreshing but historical reference is the main interest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/21/2015 Total Score: 3
Pale gold, tall head, no lace. Earthy subdued nose. Light body, moderate flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, avg length. Moderate bitterness, dry, neutral acidity. Hoppy but not in an aromatic way, slightly citrusy, malty. Pleasant, refreshing but historical reference is the main interest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (676) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear amber colored with a large frothy and lasting head. Dry grainy and a bit sweet malty with grassy, hops, bread, hints of metal and pine. Dry finish, medium bitterness. Lasting metallic noble hop taste with grassy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
355ml bottle from M&S Darlington. Deep orangey amber colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of grassy hop, abit metallic. Taste is grainy, sweetish, bready with straw and earthy grassy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry dusty & metallic bitter finish. Quite OK.


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