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RATINGS: 510   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (21814) - 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 (1015) - 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 (5207) - 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 (155) - 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 (763) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (718) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (75) - durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (430) - - FEB 21, 2015
Pale gold, tall head, no lace. Earthy subdued nose. Light body, moderate flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, avg length. Moderate bitterness, dry, neutral acidity. Hoppy but not in an aromatic way, slightly citrusy, malty. Pleasant, refreshing but historical reference is the main interest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (313) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
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.


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