Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half a finger of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is a nice barley backbone with lemon upfront.
The taste is grain with a metallic note and moderate bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The assertive dry bitter flavor was good except for the metallic note to it.
tightslice (178) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a golden amber. Aroma is honey, slight corn, hay. Taste is malts up front followed by grass, hay and cereal grains. Some bitter bits in at the end as well. One of the weaker Anchor beers but still enjoyable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2363) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is bread, grain, light grass. Medium to light bodied, very drinkable.
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 8/22/14 from a 12oz can purchased from Frugal MacDoogal, with the name California Lager. Pours clear golden orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to average, spotty lace. Although there is a touch of corny sweetness, this beer is much cleaner bread malt than the average pale lager, with plenty of lightly grassy and herbal hops. The flavor is along the same lines with the nice, clean bread malt up front, moving to the touch of bitter grassy and herbal hops. The body is light with average, stinging carbonation, and a medium light bread and lightly bitter herbal hops finish.
Reid (1884) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought as California Lager. Six Pack from Fred Meyer in N.Salem OR
Pours an ever so slightly hazy golden yellow with a very large and thick off white head.
Nice and balanced aroma with the cluster hops showing well but being equaled by a lovely light caramel malt aroma.
Wonderfully balanced but not boring taste semi sweet honey toned malts and a floral bitterness from the hops dance a merry jig on the tongue.
Great palate..this is at once gulpable but you can taste the depth of the beer.
Very good lager..late summer is best.
douglas88 (5936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really beautiful 500 ml bottle from Johns. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A grainy honey nose. Smells like a nice lager. Sweet toasted malts, light fruit, peppery, some honey. Very nice. I could drink a keg of this easy.
rbrazell (1634) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Deep golden pour with a bubbly white head. Toasted bread, nuttiness, honey and grass aroma. Similar in flavor, light, clean refreshing with and nice sweetness to it. Great lawnmower reeb.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, golden colour with a firm, medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Strawy and slightly bready malty aroma with herbal and slightly earthy hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Herbal hops with mildly bready malt underneath; dry-ish bitter hoppy and delicately sweet malty finish. Solid Lager. 15.VIII.14
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light golden, short to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - grainy and sweetish aroma, some bread and faint hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, some bread and faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish, some bread and alcohol. Malty – grainy and not so sweet lager, nothing special.
60minuteman (724) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt, wheat, caramel, candy, yeast, spices. Good balance with respectable ABV. Medium body, average-quick duration. I need to drink premium lagers more. Good stuff.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold with a medium head. Musty grain and slightly buttery aroma. Barley flavor. Noble, grassy hops. Almost some fruit in the finish. Light bitterness.