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RATINGS: 650   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.


spjensen's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Very pleasant, drinkable lager. Dosen’t sacrifice aroma like of lagers, although a tad bit dull. Slight aromas of hops and citrus with a malty finish


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (429) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle, Crêperie Lemoni, Uppsala. Decent lager, nice, round aroma and pleasant finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3750) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Can, from Tesco. Gold, fluffy and sustained white head, good condition. Gentle herbal hops and chalky grain in the nose, slightly fruity in the mouth with a hint of honey sweetness and a background of peppery hops, finish has a tingle of hop bitterness, a chalky mineral note and faint malt sweetness lingering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (487) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Doughy yeast aroma with tinge of malt clean finish nice session beer similar to Steam.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (743) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2016
Clear orange body with a medium to large white head. Aroma is malt, straw, a bit herbal, some fruit. Taste is light bitter, a bit of a hoppy dryness. Soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (476) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Poured golden, foamy white head. Aroma was malty, breads. Taste was semi sweet and malty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1963) - Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
12 oz bottle, PDT 10/07/15- Pours clear golden with a pillowy white head with nice retention. Aroma is citrusy, grains, crackers. The taste is citrus, lemon, banana, bready, lingering dry hops. Really nice, tasty, would love to try a fresher bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Punkero (206) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Malty aroma. Full bodied, malty lager. Slight hoppy boogie. Great when cold enough.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Manslow (1018) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Butelka 0,355l Kolor jasnozłoty, mętnawy, piana średnia. Aromat warzyw gotowanych i ziół. W smaku goryczka, na podniebieniu metaliczne. Spodziewałem się więcej, przeciętne.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3006) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
helder gouden met volle witte kraag. aroma van pilsmout, koriander, citrus, fris, mout. smaken zijn die van een typische lager, pilsmout, gist, lichte citrus, matige body, zwakke co2, zoet, stro, gaat.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Can from tesco, Walsall. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma is a little like cheap lager with sweetcorn dominant. The taste is better though, quite crisp, hay, bittering hops and a touch of sweetness. Not bad.


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