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RATINGS: 562   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1071) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
Soapy and sudsy with a small head and quite a bit of water. Quite natural and authemtic in taste though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (861) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from a homebrewing buddy. Pours an almost clear Amber/ copper, white head that dies to a ring. No lace. Nose is A-typical Pilsner-lager. Tastes malt forward a little bitter, a little dry, a little fruit. Not my fav kind of beer, but pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at home from M&S Watford drunk at home. Aroma is dusty grainstore, cereal, straw, some sweet malts, light caramel. Crystal clear deep golden coloured pour with a big lasting fluffy white head. Flavour is composed of cereal malts, biscuit, grainy, earthy hops, light brambles. Palate is light and dusty, little bit of sweetness and a crisp finish. Firm earthy bitterness. Pretty standard beer, brewed very well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
razzanof (70) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden color with minimal white head. Grainy aroma with grass notes. A subtle bitterness throughout with a light malt backbone. A slightly above average lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauritsio (549) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Pale with some head. Fruity, nutty and bread. Lasting bitterness. Fizzy carbonation.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (622) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours crystal clear golden yellow with a medium lasting white head, Aroma is grains, malt and mild fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with a mild hops citrus bitterness. Palate is medium body with a crisp and refreshing mouth feel. Finish is grains, malt light yeast and fruity with mild hops. lingering nutty aftertaste. Overall a refreshing easy going brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Dunkel lys gyllen farge. Lukt av malt, karamell, sitrus og humle. Smak av malt, karamell, sitrus og humle. Fruktig. Lokal øl-smaking hos Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2255) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015

Lukt: Humle og malt.
Utseende: Dunkel lys gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Sylig smak av humle og malt.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@4,9%, Når@01.05.2015
Drukket Som Alias@Anchor California Lager

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8457) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
355 ml bottle as "Anchor California Lager". BB 1 2017.
Clear golden color, small white head. Malty sweet scent, some slight fruit esters. Malty sweet, berries, bitter taste. Bitter, grainy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
17/III/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: XI/2016 (2015-385)

Clear dark blond to orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, sweet, hay, grains, cow fodder, bit of banana. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: malty start, bit sweet, citric touch, pretty bitter, grassy. Aftertaste: nice hoppy flavour, some citrus, malty, sweet touch, dry bitter finish.


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