lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 06/20/13. A clear amber pour with a thick & creamy beige head. The aroma features some lemons, Sweet Tarts, orange juice, a crisp wheatiness, and a touch of caramel malts. Goes down thin, crisp, and awfully refreshing. The taste starts with some semi-sweet cereal graininess and finishes with some tart lemony flavors. Nicely balanced. Very sessionable. Quality stuff, but boring nonetheless.
jmgreenuk (2615) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is weak malt with a little yeast. The flavour is weak bitter with a watery slightly acidic apple palate. Served cool and very refreshing. An interesting take on a lager.
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
California Lager has a great backstory. Anchor has recreated a retro beer, unfortunately flavors of malt, grain and earthy bitterness come together in an above average beer.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of cement/solvent and DMS.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Seriously, this is the best Anchor could do? Rough, husky malt character and very little hop aroma...cement and veggie brine...dirty and husky aftertaste...ugh. I understand this isn’t aspiring to be a German pils, but still...WTF???
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a rich light tan color with a crisp taste but gets kinda flat. Easy session but not as good as the steam
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours nice light gold color with a small head that quickly dissipates. Nice aroma, mellow grass and grains with a small amount of citrusy hops. Nice bitter start with a slight toasted bread taste. Leaves a nice bitter flavor on the back of the sides. Lighter body crisp, smooth and dry.
ryecatcher (545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours golden, not much of a head. Tastes like a lager. Not bad, but in all honesty, I still don’t see paying premium pricing for something that the likes of Coors, Bud and Miller can do for a lot cheaper. I mean, c’mon, regardless of how much barley goes into it (vs. adjuncts like rice and corn) it’s still a fucking lager.
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a bright golden with a large white head. Aroma is grainy malt and a bit of metal. Flavor is a nice clean lager malt and not much of a hop presence. Finish is clean and quickly gone. Probably more body than mass produced stuff but still a little bland.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at BeerTemple. Clear amber/golden - white head. Grassy. Toasted. Ok bitterness. Cocoa powder. Some light licorice. Old hops. Light dusty. Orange notes.
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, banana, peach and sulfur.
Appearance: A clear brass colored beer. A white head with some lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet wheat bread, apple and bitter seeds.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a dry finish.
Overall: Sweet, somewhat unbalanced
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-09-28.