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RATINGS: 495   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
Golden coloured beer with an medium white head. Aroma is malty. Flavor is malty with some hay notes. Light to medium palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkellund42 (615) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, grass, hay, flowers and hops. Taste is light sweet, medium to very bitter and light acidic. Body is watery with lively carbontaion. Finish is long and rather bitter with notes of hops, hay, grass, flowers, lemonade and lime juice. Also some dry notes of rice (eventhough there’s no rice in the ingredients list?). Refreshing and quenching.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4903) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. Pale amber with a thin white head and light carbonation; pleasantly floral aroma; crisp, dry, and full bodied, this is a well constructed lager with a good balance of malts and grassy, citrusy hops. A grown-up lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3709) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is slightly spicy, slightly grainy, some floral hops, a hint of citrus and a bit fruity. Flavor is subtle bitter, somewhat dry and a bit thin. Still well balanced and very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Milter (226) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
Orangegul klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Dejlig frisk, men tydelig en lager øl på den måde at den ikke er synderlig interessant. Velbrygget men kedelig.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (661) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. A- Grains, corn, cereal. A- Pale golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Grains, cereal, subtle spice, subtle caramel, malty. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Lets be real here. It’s a lager. To me it’s no different than any mass produced pale lager like Coors or Bud. Yes, maybe a tad more flavor but not enough to say those suck and this is amazing. Again, it’s a lager. It’s okay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (148) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Achetée par curiosité et pour sortir des bières européennes. Très légère amertume en fin de bouche, un peu maltée. Correcte, mais sans plus. A essayer sans y mettre un prix démesuré.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2724) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Flaske: Orangegul klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Dejlig frisk, men tydelig en lager øl på den måde at den ikke er synderlig interessant. Velbrygget men kedelig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lodgewick (29) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Lagerlike colour with thin white head. Some bitterness and fruit in aroma. Fruit and bitterness in taste as well. Medium palate and a bit waterlike feeling. Good lager, average beer if ales included.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3022) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Solid flavor. Like a nice Pilsner with a strong bite light color, has a nice malt and strong bite but not too hop bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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