thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am a fan, this beer tastes pure, like the ingredients are money. Its not often you come across a high quality lager, and I have to say I dont think I have tasted one this good yet. Best lager I have ever had. Love it.
Hoppy, signature yeast flavor in their beer, bitter, and a bit fruity. Again, serious lager.
fluffy (2284) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another tepid entry from Anchor. Don't get me wrong-it's not bad. It's just kinda bland.
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beeebon (391) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From can, pours a light amber with miimal head. Aroma of grains, slight bready malt and a touch of hop. Not too sweet with good dry bitterness. Overal a pretty good pale lager!
angel77 (2228) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl de vivalabirra tomada en Oviedo en el momento 17..06..2016. (r661). Fcpref 6..2017. Color dorado casi transparente con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores la ver con buenos toques de maltas y cereales. Cuerpo medio algo pastoso y espumoso. Buena.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of apples. Quite fruity and estery for a lager. Smooth creamed corn in the finish. Floral hop bitterness rounds it out. Not sweet but not overly dry. Very drinkable and flavorful for a pale lager. I’d tend to prefer something like this to have more noticeable notes of grains involved, but this is pretty good for a crisp light drinker if you’re not in the mood for a hop bomb. It does a lot of the same things that Anchor Steam Beer does well, but I guess I’d take one of those if given the choice.
massingasetta (616) - München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The California Lager is good and leaves one feeling satisfied. It is rare that a beer without much flare so thoroughly surprised me in a positive sense. Usually US beers tend to disappoint, especially when titles a lager. This beer however is tasty, drinkable and has a good aftertaste to go. Very good.
RobBestwick (798) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fresh grain and bread aroma. Golden in colour with a small white head. Grain and malt flavours with a hints of bitterness. Nicely balanced finish. Good lager.
Silverbush85 (65) - - JUN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good lager. Medium color, orange slightly cloudy. Medium hop balance. Decent, would drink again.
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SilkTork (5522) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can from Tesco. Served cold from the fridge as befits a beer drunk for refreshment. There is a pleasant fruitiness to this which suggests a more active yeast than is commonly used in lagers, or perhaps the temperature was slightly hotter during fermentation, or they didn’t ferment out fully. Whatever, it’s nice to get some malt character in a lager. The old fashioned hop, Cluster, is my kind of hop. Balanced and restrained and subtle. It is earthy and floral and fruity - bringing in a dusty and thirst-quenching bitterness, but also imparting a bright thin fruit, which complements and enhances the fruitiness of the malt. This beer doesn’t taste American at all - this is like something from Syria or Africa. It has a wild and wonderful crudeness and character and genuine flavour. It tastes of beer, not of hops, and the malt is rough and complex and quite delightful. I haven’t enjoyed a lager this much for ages. Not that I’m getting carried away, but I certainly would be interested in trying this again at a warmer temperature to see what it really tastes like.
adasko (1715) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, perfectly clear, tiny white head. Malty aroma, with a bit of esters, and a touch of hopy fruits. Taste is rather clear, malty with very light bitterness. Refreshing, crisp, quite clear in taste. It’s ok, nothing super exciting.
Nurmis (258) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with foamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops and rich maltiness. Nice bitterness for a lager.