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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (4250) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear rich golden with airy but stable white head. Clear but not very pleasant aroma of fart, yeast and malt and something synthetic. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and yeast and some citric touches. Bitter aftertaste with farty notes. It would be a good beer if no one had farted into the fermentation vessel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (14434) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 4.9%.Weak aroma of green apples. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour has a little green apple and a rough bitterness. Not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (233) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pour is clear golden with a white head which disappears quickly. Nose is light alts with a hint of nuttiness. Light floral hops. The taste is medium malty sweetness with some apricot flavour and a light fading bitterness. Low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Flaske fra polets nettbutikk: klar gylden med fint gardinskum. Mild aroma av gress, blomster og grapefrukt. Tørr, fin smak med litt sitronskall og bitre appelsiner i tillegg til gress og grapefrukt. En behagelig, kompleks bitterhet som varer overraskende lenge. Mer personlighet enn de fleste industrilagere under 5%. Cluster er en av de eldste amerikanske humlene, mye brukt tidligere men ikke særlig vanlig i dag.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7498) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Fakta. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden-hued orange body with a small white head. Nose is citrus, grass, blood orange, red berries and hints of straw and honey in the back. Taste is citric peel, grass, wet leaves, straw, pale malts and hints of herbs and almonds. Light body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice and drinkable lager; easy-going but with enough complexity to make it interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle, bought @Fakta, Middelfart. Pours clear golden with a small, staying creamy white head. Aroma has malts, grass, citrus, light grapefruit. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has soft malts, chalky and grassy bitterness. Lingering dry bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1530) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Clear golden, frothy offwhite head. Clear, malty aroma with suptle hoppy notes. Flavour is similar, light, with more pronounced hops. Sweetish with biscuit notes. Rather smooth, light bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Earthy hoppy are with caramel malty notes. Some straw. The flavor is at first very malty and then comes the bittering hops. Quite bitter grapefruit zesty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Przylus (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Dobry lager albo nawet niezły pils. Aromat właśnie czeskiego klasycznego pilsa. Barwa złota, klarowne. Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, wysoka. Duże wysycenie, pilsowo gorzkie, dobre. Goryczka średnia.


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