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RATINGS: 589   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (192) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
35,5cl@home in tulip glass@approx 5 degrees C. Pours slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head with pretty low retention. Aroma malty but the fruity hop can be detected. Well balanced taste dominated by malt, but with distinct floral and fruity hop ending in a long, dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation and smooth mouthfeel add to the pleasantness of this Lager. Easily drinkable and though not spectacular certainly better and more tasty than mainstream macro lager.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theOptimator (329) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Aroma is minerally with a hint of crackers and caramel. Appearance is light copper with quickly dissipating off white head, crystal clear. Taste is balance of caramel sweetness, hop bitterness, mild herbal grassy hop flavors and minerally water. Palate is light and crisp. Overall a clean beer. Reminds me alot of there steam beer which I don’t exactly love. Kinda boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (330) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
33 cl bottle from Alko. Took this because of summer has finally arrived to Finland. Beutiful colored golden lager with small white head. Fresh, malty nose. Crisp palate with delightful flavors for this kind of beer. Really nice for style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (179) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Light gold pour with a slight amber hue. Medium white head, spots of lacing. Nose of American noble-ish hops and pale malt. Almost Pilsner-like quality to this beer. Crackery malt backbone, grassy hops. Finishes with a pleasant mild bitterness. Unexciting but solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
Pour golden color with a very nice white head that keeps a lacing for a long time. Aroma is malty with some hop notes. Flavor is pretty much the same slightly sweet. Low to medium carbonation with a medium to full body and lovely light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (300) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
A bit hazy golden beer with a long lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malty with some fruity and grassy hoppiness. Taste is smooth sweet malts with some fruits and pine, maple syrup maybe. Very smooth mouthfeel and finish. Liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1910) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
12 oz. can from BevMo. Clear gold color with a good white head that lasts and leaves lots of lacing. Floral and grassy nose. Lightly sweet floral maltiness with an assertive grassy hops finish. Light, well carbonated. Great balance with just a bit of sweetness and a dry moderately bitter hops finish. An excellent light lager. Love the low ABV.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1358) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
Clear golden body with a medium white head. Light bread and grass. Pretty straight forward.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (545) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Appearance is clear and light, golden, loads of carbonation, a big fluffy white head which clings a bit. Aroma- wheat, corn, malt, hint of rice, hop undertones, cereal. Taste- crisp hops, quite a firm bitterness, malty undercurrents, hint of creamy malt, citrus and spice. Fizzy mouthfeel and a short finish.


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