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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3839) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow with a White head. Aroma light to medium malty (caramel), medium hoppy (piney). Flavor light to medium sweet, medium+ bitter. Medium body. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4371) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle.Clear golden colour with medium white head.Aroma of hops and citrus, nice and well balanced with light carbonation and smooth note of grain,really nice beer by style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatthijsE (885) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Deep gold with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of bread, malt, light herbal notes. Taste is of honey, malt, herbal hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brnandersen (2156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2015
355 ml. bottle from a Fakta discounter as California Lager. Clear, deep golden colour with a thin, white head. Sweet aroma with grasses, pale malts and fruits. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with grasses, pale malts and a good fruitiness. Nice Lager

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2066) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
12oz Bottle as Anchor California Lager (Zymaster alias, still?). Maruhn 12/2014. Continentally grainy with a harsh husky, intended edge complementing something like likewise grass-edgy Saaz. Very dry. Does not offer any surplus value to anyone living in Continental EU, but it’s interesting the West Coast cluster hops can mime European grassiness like this.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benfi (596) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Clear pale body with low head. Aroma has malty aroma, light grainy. Taste has medium malty support, earthy bitter finish, pretty strong. Body is full, medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (14338) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. As Anchor California Lager. It pours a clear golden body under a dense, off-white head. The aroma is weak and grainy, with a fruity touch. Some caramel and toffee hints. It’s medium to thin on the palate, with a very soft carbonation. Some bitterness in the flavor, with a fruity, almost apple like touch. Some bitterness towards the finish too. Superbly boring and not brewed to a standard I’d expect from Anchor. 141228

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle @ Fakta. Pours golden with a off white head. Grains, biscuit, grass and slight marzipan. Medium bodied. Short bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (890) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle 35,5 cl. Comes as "Anchor California Lager". Pours yellow with a slight haze with a white head. Sweet, malty nose with what appears to be European hops. Medium body, a little grainy, biscuity malts and a fairly solid dose of German or Czech (?) hops. 271214

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Large frothy head nice gold pour medium carbonation aromas biscuit fruit grain the flavours grassy oily biscuit lemon not really palate pleasing sour bitter taste not much good sweetness the finish best tastes grassy note grain but not a winner with me


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