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RATINGS: 652   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 355ml - California Lager - fra Alko Muonio drukket i Skibotn 7 Aug 15. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som daler raskt. Aroma av frukt & mais. Smaken det samme. Lettere tørr ettersmak.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Clear light-medium gold, average white head that persists. Bready cereals, moderate grassy hop presence, mildly bitter finish. Nice enough, and hoppier than most alleged "pilseners" being produced these days.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (5405) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Line). Clear amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, warm malts, bready, honey?, some herbal notes in aroma. Very malty, spicy hops, some herbal tones in taste. Malts and spicy hops in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Messy and harsh to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Rating #1211 - 30.07.2014 - On tap @revolutionyeg Clear yellow pour with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is quite grainy. Taste is light grains, grass, a hint of toasted malt, and a pretty sweet citrusy kick, that is balanced with a light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
355ml bottle (Viking Superstar)
Smells of fatty fried bacon sandwich in a buttery white bread sandwich (not toasted). A bit weird, and initially offputting, but not bad. Grains are light and lagery. Looks OK, Gold, tight head. Green unripe banana skins too later. Taste is rough. Light palate, pleasant carbonation, but dry earthy hoppiness is extremely rough on the tongue. A fight to finish, quite unpleasant lager.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
En lille smule smag af korn, dog med en lidt dårlig smag af noget syrligt som nok ikke er meningen i øllet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1398) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
12oz Flasche als Anchor California Lager. Goldgelbe Farbe, weisser Schaum. Getreidiges Aroma. Geschmack süß mit getreide und Hopfen. Für ein Lager nicht schlecht.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2270) - GREECE - OCT 7, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel honey, grainy, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (1368) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 7, 2015
Decent, but feels bit too thin even after “Latvian nothing special” . Nice malty base, caramel, light toast, bit grassy hops. Feels silky, bit watery aftertaste. Decent, but nothing to remember or try again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Can. Deep amber colored body with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Dense off white head. Nose of dough and oranges. I also get hints of carrot. Flavors of raw dough and oranges are present. Bits of carrots are also part of the grainy flavor. Overall, a tasty and slightly sweet brew.


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