SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with a large off-white head. Smells of grain, malt sweetness, and a subtle earthy pininess. Taste is sweet maltiness, hints of pine. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Anchor California Lager finishes with a lingering sweetness.
czar (7889) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear bright gold with a creamy/frothy white head, excellent retention and lacing - can’t get any better than that. spicy and grainy lightly toasted maltiness, fruitiness - spicy berries, lemons and limes, grassy leafiness, light woodsy vanilla, minerals, honey flowers, lightly earthy, touch of caramel and cardboard. average carboantion, light body - slightly watery; balanced herbal-grassy-spicy finish. tasty lager.
panzerwolf (294) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber. Taste has hay and hops, a little bit grassy with just the slightest tinge of bitterness and floral notes. Light-bodied beer, easy to drink, would try again.
fantti (942) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu tuoppiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, vaahto on muhkea ja noin 3 sormen paksuinen. Puhtaasta tuoksusta löytyy viljaisuutta, ruohoa, voimaisuutta ja hivenen makean hedelmäinen. Hieman raskas tuoksu lageriksi. Maussa viljaisuus on hyvin vahvaa, nyt ruohoisuutta ja kukkaisuuttakin on reilummin joukossa ja voimaisuutta ei tunnu. Loppumaussa on makeaa hedelmäisyyttä. Suutuntuma on melko kevyt, hivenen humaloitu ja suht raikas, vaikka onkin makea. Ihan hyvä, mutta hieman turhan raskas ja makea. Lagerilta kun odottaa raikkautta ja virkistävyyttä, nyt sitä on turhan vähän.
Dermi (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml, bottled. Pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma: Grassy hops, hay, straw. Taste: Medium sweet, some bitterness. Grassy flavours. Malt. Hay. Palate: Medium body. Pretty good.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the label. This lager has a real pound on the way. Real balanced and has an aroma that you know when you smell it. Deep flavor.
malvrich (255) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: 1 inch head atop a clear yellow gold body with busy carbonation. Laces nicley too
S: Piney herbal hop smell with mild malt bread.
T: Much like the nose with ample hop flavor but well balanced by sharp sourdough. Tastes good an bitter.
M: Light and fizzy, Refreshing and dry on the finish.
O: Decent lager you can’t go wrong with. Flavorful and interesting. Available and reasonably priced.
Towey1989 (1900) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Keg at Grove Bar & Grill, Liverpool. Clear pale amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is malty with smells of grain, bread and earthy hops. Taste of sweet malt, bread, grass and a hint of banana. Moderate carbonation and light bodied. A clean, sweet malty finish. A crisp and refreshing American lager.
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted as Anchor California Lager. I guess Anchor wouldn’t be Anchor if no Californian tradition, in this case the Cluster hops, would be attached to it somehow. Pours a deep ’old gold’ colour, yellow blonde with an ever so subtle olive hue, very slightly hazy and with calm but steady sparkling; the very lightly greyish white head, medium thick and moussy, stays closed and densely packed the whole time and makes a clearly audible crackling sound for minutes on end. Weak and pretty straightforward, but pleasant and sweet aroma of freshly baked cake, perhaps a suggestion of dried apricot, white bread, baked banana, honey, leafy and earthy hops. Neutral onset, very lightly metallic, with sharpish carbonation, quickly becoming sourish and minerally, tingling on the palate and tongue and even numbing them for a moment, proceeding in a light but delicately bready malt sweetishness and ending in a fairly hoppy, quenching finish, leafy and grassy, pretty floral too (almost honeyish), bittering and of medium length. Worthy premium lager, and if this class is to be considered as the next best thing to a classical Pilsener, I’m willing to stand up for classifying this as a genuine Pilsener - and a good one at that. The Anchor brewery, as the grandfather of American craft beer culture, has always more or less restrained from wild experiments and keeps thing simple, but never disappoints. Very decent, to say the least.
BelgiskOlklub (1052) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden light hazy body and a small white head. Aroma of bread, hay, apricot, flowers. The taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy sweet. Long bitter finish, medium body, oily feel.