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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy pale yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of white pepper, subtle hay. Taste is lightly bitter, clean, crisp. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7399) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Chevy Chase Liquor) Washington, DC.
Clear slightly reddish golden colour with a small white head. Mild herbal hops and malt in the aroma. The flavour is mild hops, dryness and malt. Quite boring lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden. Pale malty, some weak green hops, light grainy, lagery character. Soft bodied, slight metallic finish. Full pale malty, light herbals. Slight bitter finish. Feels rather ordinary, bulk. There’s quite a full flavour there though, so not total crap. But overall a bit boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Straight from bottle so no sight or nose notes. Rated mid and Will update when I can. Taste is sweet and malty with syrup notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cougfan95 (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a nice dark honey yellow color and topped with a thick off-white foam that clings nicely to the side of the glass. Nice malty and lightly hopped aroma. Nicely balanced malts and bitterness on taste and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flamdonk (5) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Very nice balanced lager. Non-descript aroma with golden color and slightly off-white head. Nice clean finish with just a slight final note of bitterness. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Would buy again. 22oz bottle not identified as Zymaster Series.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lhns03 (81) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a straw golden with light golden tints. Head is white and a bit rocky and maintains a thin layer for quite some time. Aromas of grass, basement, bread, minor orange citrus, sweetness of malts. Mouthfeel is bright at first but quickly mellows into a creamy texture with a nice lingering finish. Clean and creamy great with spiced foods.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Average lager with a full malty profile but lacking the crisp, clean character that would have made this interesting. Not bad, but rather boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, straw, malty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, malty, hay, straw, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130929]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt and light earth aroma. Grain and malt flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Grain and mineral lingers with malt.


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