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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Rather expressionless dunno what aroma, grainymaltyherbalfloralyeastygrassy. Taste is minimally sweet malty, bready-biscuity, minimally prickling-mineral bitter hoppy. Sadly sticks in just an allusion of above-average care and quality - with the only result of higher cleanliness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3776) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. M&S. Dark gold. Nucleated Camden glass generates a big, bubbly, white head. Crisp, grassy hop. Cereal malts. Drinks crisp, clean, herbal bitter. Punchy hop. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Caramel, fruity aromas, golden color, white head, spicey citrus hoppyness. Quite sweet .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (967) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice gold with a thin white head that fades quickly. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, grass, hops and some floral notes. Similar aroma. Has a medium creamy body with a slight dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aethien (44) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Looks like a lager, golden with a small white head. Aroma has fresh apples, wet grass & biscuits. Taste has malts, cookies and a little hop, nice bitterness with a light bitter aftertaste and goes down smooth with plenty of carbonation. This is genuinely one of the most enjoyable beers I’ve had in quite a while, not spectacular or revolutionary, just a joy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
20107589 (655) - randers, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
light green apple aroma, light toast, and a hints of hops. appear golden with a frothy head. taste light/medium bitter. lively carbonation, short bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15616) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle 355ml (Alko)
Deep golden color, decent white head, lace. Caramel, fruity bubblegum in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Fruityness, sweetish caramel, late spicey citrus hoppyness. Quite sweet flavor for a lager. Well-brewed but not really interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some red apples, slight floral note and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some red apples, malt and floral notes. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and herbal. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and floral finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Aroma of malt and hops with some lemon senza. Medium bitter, light sweet with a short hoppy end.

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