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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2814) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - creamy malt with only the faintest hint of citrus. Taste - more citrus this time and fairly well intermingled with the malt. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and then a decent dry finish. Overall - i think this is very much in a helles style. It’s more about decent balance than spectacular taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a two finger head of just off-white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with just some hints of a bready and graininess mixed with a very small amount of a floral and grassy hops. Taste – The taste begins a mix of a drier cracker and bready taste as well as a little bit of a caramel and floral flavors. The caramel fades more and more as the taste advances with a bit more of a floral hop and some grassy notes taking its place. Some graininess and a slight hay-like flavor join the taste profile at the end, leaving one with a very crisp and dry, but rather clean taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer quite thin with a carbonation level that is a little on the higher side. Both are perfect for the lighter abv. and very crisp flavors of the brew, making for a nice easy drinking lager., Overall – Crisp, crackery and somewhat moderately hopped for a lager. This is a nice summer time brew with a good flavor, but having a quite refreshing taste and feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (186) - USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from a can. Crystal clear gold. Frothy white head. Bready aroma. Better taste than most lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1219) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 5, 2014
frothy average white head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. clear sparkling thin dark yellow body. aroma: light bread, light hoppy, dough and honey. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Saboroso dulçor de mel permeado por leve amargor metálico (suave o suficiente para não ser considerado como falha). Faz frente às melhores tchecas do estilo - lembra Bohemian Pilsener.10 s

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Gold with thin head and some lacing. Corn, grain, lager hops in the nose. Bit of a sweet finish. Decent lager, better than most.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Getbetter (882) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a clear pale with lively c02.Theres a hop and hay notes.Thin body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2338) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (221) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
A little bitter for a lager. But great. Light. hopped subtley. Angels like grass. Good malt flavors. refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob_w (327) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monkeychugg55 (903) - 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.


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