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RATINGS: 495   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Appearance: It has a light golden body with some visible carbonation and a small white head that just hangs on to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is minimal. Smell: There are some light biscuity maltiness and some mild grassy hop notes. Taste / Palate: I am picking up the same biscuity and white bready maltiness. It’s dry overall and finishes with some mild grassy/herbal/botanical hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjakk (448) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 19, 2014
Golden with nice white head. Metallic light sweet aroma, hint of candy. Malt, with strong metallic bitterness in the aftertaste. Could be better balance. High in carbon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6914) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Quiet hay-dominant and herbal aroma, some faint malty notes, distant hops and some fruits. Bitter dry malty flavor, mild dry fruits and some hay. Quite straightforward and dull actually. Never would have guessed this to be a Anchor brew if tasted blind.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 19, 2014
355 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of malts and some earthy notes (and alcohol???) . Bittersweet taste, malts first, caramel, and some astrigent earthy notes. Mild aftertaste, long. Sticky, oily mouthfeel, Light to medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Golden color. Malty floral flavor, almost medium bodied. A moderate bitterness and an even more moderate aroma. Still a decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (535) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden thin white head. Aroma of grass, hay, bread, basement aromas. Medium sweet taste. Light body, somewhat oily texture, light dry bitter finish. Good lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schlitzfaced (77) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a light golden color with a medium head. aroma is a bitter hop smell. bitter taste, slightly carbonated. Thought it was just....ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CELEBRATEFAITH (3) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Great airy hoppy taste. Easy drinkin, with enough base to it. Its like a real coors light. But has great depth and quality. One of my best favs ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2569) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Clear gold with lasting white head. Smell is grassy mostly and lesser so yeast. Taste is very traditional lager like with some yeasty flavours, light malt and some subtle balancing hops. Doughy but crisp. Actually a bit hoppier than your average lager. Aa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (875) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Good amount of herbal hops balanced by biscuit malt on the palate. Finish is long and herbal. Nice summer brew.

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