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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pkbites (795) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2015
This is what a "regular" American beer should be. Average looking yellow pour, but the head is thick as cream. Tons of lacing on the glass. Unimpressive nose but nice malty, hoppy flavor. But the hops don’t over power. You can sip it, you can chug it. Good cold or room temperature. Nice mild bitter aftertaste. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (582) - FRANCE - AUG 16, 2015
Très belle couleur blonde dorée, des centaines de petites bulles alimentent une mousse blanche généreuse et qui se tient. Nez malts, caramel et miel. La bouche est maltée et gentiment houblonnée avec des houblons épicés et herbacés. L’amertume est moyenne et le corps agréable. La carbo très bonne. Ce n’est qu’une lager mais une excellente lager ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Amsterdam. Nice glowing orange body. Nose is grassy, metallic. Taste of grains, hops, sweet. Bitterness. Light bodied. Fair enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Ølbaren. Clear amber colored with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and malty flavor of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Taste is light grain with some floral.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
Good looking and well balanced lager. Aroma and flavor are typical for the style but there is more depth with hops, especially a nice earthy and herbal aftertaste. The malts are also juicy and remain a sweetish aftertaste like chewing on wheat grass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frkleal (8) - Joinville, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
Excelente lager. Saborosa e leve. Límpida e dourada. Amargor na medida, não muito amargo pra quem gosta de cervejas leves mas tb não decepciona os hop heads ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Lager är inte min favorit men Anchor presenterar här en lager med smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell med toner av citrus och örter. Rund och len, frisk och fruktig, jämna smaker utan den metalliska tonen som ofta förekommer i lageröl. Lagom sötma och fin beska. Gott!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Drunk as California Lager. Very clear bronze appearance. Slightly fruity but otherwise lacking any complexity. Pleasant and straightforward or bland-take your choice of adjectives.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bebum (608) - - AUG 8, 2015
Pale gold, tall head, no lace. Earthy, yeasty and ammoniacal intense nose. Medium body, moderatebut rich flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, lingering and aftertaste. 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
Earlier Rating: 2/21/2015 Total Score: 3
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


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