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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottled. Slightly cloudy golden pour, white head. Some bready malts and grass, light tinge of hops. A flavorful but traiditional lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
A little bitter for a lager. But great. Light. hopped subtley. Angels like grass. Good malt flavors. refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Slightly hazy pale straw yellow color. A malty note. A little bit of a breadty note. A bit rough and rustic, like a Kellerbier, but in a good way. A bit of a mild banana note in the flavor in the finish/aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (969) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma is mostly bready, pilsner malt, with a touch of light caramel, and some vary faint hops. The flavor is slightly sweet and very delicious. Nice clean finish with some lingering hops and perfect balance. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Sweet, doughy malt aroma. Maybe some subtle fruity/herbal lager yeast. Flavor is pretty sweet, too -- Although the bitterness keeps it from being too cloying. Fruity lager yeast; a little herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1583) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a see through light yellow color with a nice pale malt aroma. Overall, a somewhat typical lager here. Decent malt flavors with a very mild citrus like finish. Very refreshing beer. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of grass, herbs and pale malt. Taste follows nose with a hint of citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gschrade (865) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste grass, herbal. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle: Golden to deep golden, lively carbonation, small off-white foamy layer; clean grainy nose with a vinous-fruity touch, just a small amount of hops underneath; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, nearly medium bodied, but a bit fizzy; lingering grainy-bitter finish, traces of pale malt detectable. Not really aromatic, but a crunchy thirst-quencher...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Quality evident. Nice toasty malt aroma and flavor. Would have preferred just a touch more hops to balance the malt character that became just a tad generic as the beer sat. Easy, sessionable quencher, though. Definitely has it’s place and is well above the norm for the style..."

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