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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

Awktoberfest's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (347) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Crisp lager with a nice hoppy edge... Easy to drink but not lacking good flavor...very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
small ass bottle. It just tasted clean and easy to drink , all the shit about effervescence in the blurb is misleasing . notes of hay , bready malts , light spicy hops , medium dry bitterness .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - NOV 11, 2015
Robe blonde/orangée, limpide. Pas de mousse. Arômes de céréales et de fruits jaunes. Le houblon est bien présent en bouche, domine le reste. Plutôt courte en bouche. Une bière correcte, mais bon, je ne m’attendais pas à mieux d’une lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (178) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice long lasting creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, hops. Flavour is mostly the sweet malt, some spicy hops, wouldn’t want it any sweeter than this. Hoppy bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 355ml - California Lager - fra Alko Muonio drukket i Skibotn 7 Aug 15. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum som daler raskt. Aroma av frukt & mais. Smaken det samme. Lettere tørr ettersmak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8320) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Clear light-medium gold, average white head that persists. Bready cereals, moderate grassy hop presence, mildly bitter finish. Nice enough, and hoppier than most alleged "pilseners" being produced these days.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2015
330ml bottle (Viking Line). Clear amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, warm malts, bready, honey?, some herbal notes in aroma. Very malty, spicy hops, some herbal tones in taste. Malts and spicy hops in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Messy and harsh to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Rating #1211 - 30.07.2014 - On tap @revolutionyeg Clear yellow pour with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is quite grainy. Taste is light grains, grass, a hint of toasted malt, and a pretty sweet citrusy kick, that is balanced with a light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
355ml bottle (Viking Superstar)
Smells of fatty fried bacon sandwich in a buttery white bread sandwich (not toasted). A bit weird, and initially offputting, but not bad. Grains are light and lagery. Looks OK, Gold, tight head. Green unripe banana skins too later. Taste is rough. Light palate, pleasant carbonation, but dry earthy hoppiness is extremely rough on the tongue. A fight to finish, quite unpleasant lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (380) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
En lille smule smag af korn, dog med en lidt dårlig smag af noget syrligt som nok ikke er meningen i øllet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (714) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
12oz Flasche als Anchor California Lager. Goldgelbe Farbe, weisser Schaum. Getreidiges Aroma. Geschmack süß mit getreide und Hopfen. Für ein Lager nicht schlecht.

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