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RATINGS: 319   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1796) - 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 (2073) - 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 (791) - 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 (2110) - 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 (845) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tap. Light to moderate bread and grain for the malt, light herbs for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with a hint of damp wood. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, white with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Tasty, easy drinking Premium Lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Light caramel nose. Flavors of butterscotch and white bread. Crisp finish with a bit of bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Medium gold pour, 1 finger head that leaves quickly. Nose is lightly roasted grain. Bitter. Middle is medium malt with hints of metal. Finish is scouring bitterness, crisp and sharp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pretty good, pours golden with good head and lacing. Very good for a lager. Nice hoppy finish with sharp barley grain crispness. Cluster hops come out well. Tap at Summerfest DC.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Clear, maple gold. BIg ivory head. Slope-shouldered Anchor 12oz’er with a good label and cap. Cereal, sweetish malt lager aroma. Sweet, smooth, nicely bitter, a little astringent, malty. Mouthy, with a cereal finish. There is nothing that really stands out about this beer, except for its balance and incredible drinkability. Well done. ABC, Betton.


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