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RATINGS: 348   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some spicy, wort, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, straw, some toast/bread, spicy, grapefruit/lemon, light caramel. Light body, light effervescence, somewhat watery, nicely drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (2158) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
0,355 l bottle bread, hay, cereal, herbs, basement aromas, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow pour, nice thick head for a lager. Aroma is classic lager, but without being grainy or skunky. Flavour is light malty with a subtle but recognizable hop kick. No cheap grainy notes. Very little carbonation and an ultra-smooth, almost buttery full-bodied texture. An impressive lager if there ever was one.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
bottle into glass, orangish clear pour with white head, fuky skunk aroma, taste is bitter malts, meh, not again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4070) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Shared with McTapps. Classic Lager with a nice touch of grass, some straw and hay. Easily drinkable and a soul of a Zwickel. To recommend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4070) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. Pours out in a clear golden colour with steady low ehad and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of hops, light malt, mild citrus fruits, straw and grains. Bready finish. Not a bad one.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jwiskel (3) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Bottle poured into chilled pint glass. Very nice lacing, medium/low head with good retention and nice effervescence, little bubbles the entire duration of the beer. Good medium gold color, mild aroma and taste as expected of a pale lager, but with a quality palate of flavors from start to finish reflecting the quality ingredients. Very good and refreshing beer, probably my second pale lager regularly available after the new Belgium shift.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (1642) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
A golden beer with a medium and blond head. The nose has malts, some grass and hint of fruits. Taste has malts, some fruits, grass and some bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Basic lager but brewed nicely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3715) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz. can. Golden with a lasting film of cream. Nose is toffee, fresh apple, toasted corn, citrus zest and spicy dry grass. Taste is caramel with some stale tart apple, cardboard, citrus zest, corn and dry grass. Near-medium body is to the sweet side but finishes crisp. Nice low-medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
Dunkel goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht hopfig. Geschmack sehr malzig, etwas fruchtig, würzig.


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