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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Really tremendous lager. Brilliant yellow with a thick frothy head. Crisp lager flavors coupled with a thicker than expected mouthfeel. This is going to get some play this summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some red apples, slight floral note and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some red apples, malt and floral notes. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and herbal. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and floral finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1093) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a medium white head. Aroma of malt and hops with some lemon senza. Medium bitter, light sweet with a short hoppy end.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggiebob (116) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Poured a golden yellow with a tall white head. The strong carbonation maintains a solid thin head covering. The aroma is hay and bread, where as the flavor is a little sweet and malty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Fakta. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate. Slightly boring beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is hay. Rather mild. Flavor is light bitter with grains and biscuit. It’s not bad, it’s just very subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1497) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Clear yellow gold with a fair white head. Light. Crisp. Dry. Earthy hops. Smooth pale malty. Hint of caramel. Clean

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NosirIwont (2044) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. 4.9%. Best before 10.16. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a white head. Slight lacing. Slightly hoppy aroma, with cereal and fruity notes, turning a bit grainy as it warms. Flavour is sweetish, fruity and grainy. A bit metallic as it warms. Bitter finish, grainy, and a wee bit watery, with a metallic overtone. Overall too grainy. 18.03.15.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jesperhammer (3205) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
14-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Fakta. Clear golden with low White head. Straw, fruit, caramel. Touch of sweetness, more bitterness than a macro lager. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkopen (896) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
355 ml bottle. Golden yellow colour, frothy white head. Malty, grassy-hoppy aroma with grainy notes. The flavour is malty, siwth sweetish and slight cotrusy notes, and a moderately bitter finish. OK.


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