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RATINGS: 314   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterPotty (2) - - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
Perfect beer for drinking to maintain. I keep thinking that I’ll grow tired of drinking this, but I haven’t yet. Keep doing what you do Anchor!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (48) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pale yellowish pour with a small fizzy head. Smells of citrus and caramel. Sweet citrus flavor with a bit of a bitter note. Overall a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3261) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
12 oz. can. Bright golden pour with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is mildly fruity with some bread and dough notes. Flavor is crisp, clean, refreshing. Mild fruity and bread notes. Medium bodied, zippy carbonation. Dry, somewhat earthy finish. This is pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2158) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured a pretty clear golden colour. Fluffy head that maintained throughout the pint. Grassy in the mouth. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3184) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at the spot next to my hotel in San Francisco. The pour is a clear golden with fine carbonation bubbles rising to the top of the beer. Not too much of a white head. The aroma is hay malt, grass and a bit of dustiness. The taste is dry cracker malt along with grass and hay. The palate is light bodied with active fine carbonation and a clean mineral finish. Solid, easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle bought in Utobeer at Borough Market. Clear pale amber out of the bottle, large foam white head. Nose is barley grain, crisp lager yeast, lots of nice grain malt aroma. Taste is a nice clean crisp, malty lager with some lingering prickly lager bitterness. Decent and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2061) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped with something that looks like 1-FL. Highly carbonated pale yellow pour leading up to a fizzy white head. The aroma is pretty basic with its pale malts, toasted biscuit, and clean hop note. The body is light to medium. The taste has an abundance of sweetness in the malts that make up the recipe. Very thin bitterness at the end. Yet it was enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (788) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
(Bottle). Golden complexion with minimal head retained. Faint malt and metallic aroma. The flavor is a simple mild malt. Very mediocre. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2108) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle at Black & Brown. Drinkable US lager on the malty side with some orange hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (841) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is an effervescent golden lager with a slight hearthrug aroma is malty and the taste is a light weight brew that has some bitterness at the finish


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