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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (2885) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0,335ltr: Almost clear and golden colored with an perfect bitter taste for an lager. I have a soft spot for quite sometime for this San Fransiscan brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rollinsr (371) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours slightly hazy straw color with fizzy white head. Strong yeast esters dominate the aroma with some underlying fruity apple juice notes. Flavor is very yeasty with light hopped imparting a little bitterness and a little sweetness but neither are singly dominant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6043) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grains, honey sweetness and grass. Flavour of grainy malts, mild bitterness, pear sweetness and herbs. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1688) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Draught at Fate Brewing. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, toast, malts and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and toast. Very nice lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
35,5 cl bottle as ”Anchor California Lager”@ hotel room, Amsterdam. BBE 01/2016
Aroma is sweetish, musty and somewhat heavy with apricot and malt. Flavour has apricot, peaches, toffee typical to English ales and hints of grassy hops in the finish. Unusual lager, tastes like English pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vir4030 (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a good head from a can. Light medium lager sour aroma pretty decent. More flavor than a typical lager and bitter like my wife. A little bitter but not much but definitely making a point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Lightly misty golden body with excellent head. Classic aroma, well present quality pilsner malts, never metallic or sweet. Excellently developed and although it’s a bit underhopped it makes this very drinkable. Dry bodied, quite clean. Very nice to drink and easy to drink fast, despite the active carbonation. A classically build yet modernly executed and thirst quenching lager. Nice one. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Flesje uit de VS. Helder oranjegoudkleurig met witte kraag. Behoorlijk bitter en droog. Weinig fruit, klein beetje perzik. Behoorlijk pittig biertje voor zijn stijl.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Dark gold, decent sized white head. Smells clean, crisp. Taste is...I dunno, beer? Nothing too fancy, just a clean crisp lager, with a touch of sweetness. I liked it...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Convi. Deep golden color with thick white head. Malty aroma with hoppy touch.Malty taste with grassy hops. Hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.


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