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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
At 201. Yellow with white head. Kind of sweet tasting. Finished a little hoppy. Ok beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
1/1/2014. From bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Malty and grainy aromas with light hops, spice, corn, hay, yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Nice crisp lager. Malty, some hop on the nose. Biscuit, malty taste. With just a bit of hops for some bitterness. Nice session able lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and grass. Taste is grain, malt, grass, and a bit of lemon. Finish is somewhat dry. Excellent Premium Lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, malt, hops, yeast, some caramel. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at Dewey’s-Clifton. Pours a very clear, very pale gold with a finger of foarmy, rocky, soft cream-colored head. Little bit of lace. The aroma and flavor are pretty straightforward, as well as similar to one another. Pale and cereal malts, maybe some cracker, too. Very subtle grassy hops. Straw, maybe the faintest hint of pepper. Light-bodied, with a thin, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Smoother, easier drinking than most pale lagers. And better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (340) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Malt and biscuit on the nose. Golden color. Quite crisp and tastes of biscuit and a lot of bitter hop from beginning to end. Very drinkable lager. Nothing offensive but lacks that crystal clear quality great pilsners have.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (313) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Crisp lager with a nice hoppy edge... Easy to drink but not lacking good flavor...very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1863) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to Neil. It’s a well produced lager. hoppy enough and bitter enought to not be shite. No twist.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Blonde dorée et limpide. Une belle mousse blanche, dense et persistante la recouvre. Le malt me semble être le principal arôme. En bouche, c’est aussi malté. C’est poivré, alors qu’une forte effervescence ajoute du piquant. Suis-je encore enrhumé pour apprécier cette bière à sa juste valeur? Probablement. (909-121213)


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