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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, - AUG 31, 2013
Láhev 355 ml. Lehké aroma chmele v pozadí je také znát kvásek. Pěna je jasně bílá, jemná, nízká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá. Chuť je lehká, ze začátku není příliš výrazná ale o to má příjemnější střed který lehce připomíná chuť citrusů, okraj je krásně svěží a finiš příjemně hořký. Celkově se jedná o vcelku chutné pivo, dobře pitelné ale nepříliš výrazné.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (918) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
From notes......bottle at home. Aroma of dried fruits. Fresh. Flavor is crisp hops, fruity, grain. Tastes like a Sam Adams. Crisp, dry, refreshing finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (223) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Cool looking can compliments of another6pack. Thanks, Trent for this and the OTHER 17 beers you sent me. 12oz can. I didn’t chill the can long enough as the pour brought a 3 finger head of foam but no worries, I’m a patient guy. I now see a light golden coloured brew that now has a 1 finger HOF sitting on top. The foam shrinkage left some lacing. It smells really toasty, a bit grainy, with a light nondescript bitterness. The taste is very nice. A good toasted malt flavour backed up by grain and a pleasant citrus hop kick that keeps that toast from being TOO toasty. Yes siree, this is an easy drinker. Light bodied, goodly amount of carbonation. Wow, that can went quickly. Proof positive, that I dig it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (662) - ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear golden color with a small and quickly diminishing white head. Grassy nose, with floral notes, some malt and faint fruitiness. Clean light malt flavors, pleasant bitterness, grass and faint apple notes. Light bodied, balanced, some minor harsh aftertaste but overall very decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1097) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at RJ. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, floral hoppy, bit citrusy. Taste is medium sweet, malty, yeasty, floral hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (384) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2014
Vycap Richtar Jakub. Zlata cira farba, biela pena. Vona sladova, kvetinova. V chuti sladka sladovost, kvetinky, lahka horkost.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (637) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Smooth and sessionable, but nothing special. Goldish color. Grain, corn, a little bit of hop. Light and crisp.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
low in alcohol but high on taste. Better than your average lager but not by much. Has a dryness that puts it ahead of other similar beers.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (2881) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0,335ltr: Almost clear and golden colored with an perfect bitter taste for an lager. I have a soft spot for quite sometime for this San Fransiscan brewery.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rollinsr (370) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours slightly hazy straw color with fizzy white head. Strong yeast esters dominate the aroma with some underlying fruity apple juice notes. Flavor is very yeasty with light hopped imparting a little bitterness and a little sweetness but neither are singly dominant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6032) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grains, honey sweetness and grass. Flavour of grainy malts, mild bitterness, pear sweetness and herbs. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Decent.


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