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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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
arsol (711) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Lys, litt tåkete med hvitt skum. Lukter malt og litt sødme. Sødme i smaken også litt kjedelig tam lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (1649) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Gulbrun noe tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Honning og maltlukt. Lett. Søtlig i smak med lett bitter avslutning.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2862) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Golden color, whitish head. Notes of malts and grassy meadow in aroma. Grassy bitterness and bready malts in taste. Sweetish finish. There’s something though here that I like, extra points for that.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a clear blonde beer with a small, unstable white head, has some pearling. Smells malty, some hop, bit flowery. Tastes bitter. Palate is small, non alcoholic. Well saturated. OK but nothing special at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1090) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Pale straw, short thin head. Grainy dry aroma, mild distant fruit. Nice malty flavor with bit hoppyness balancing, light body and feel, potent carbonation, very easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21562) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottled. Goldeny orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some sweet herbal notes as well as some mild metallic and grainy notes as it got a bit warmer. Flavour is bready, grainy, some slight herbal notes along with mild floral and grassy notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (137) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (758) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
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.


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