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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle from Raley’s in Vacaville, CA. This is top notch for a lager. Most are jjust a corny, grainey mess. This had a decent hop presence and had a sweet and fruity flavor. Not my style so had to knock it down a bit on the overall


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HuskerTan (595) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle. A- Grains, corn, cereal. A- Pale golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Grains, cereal, subtle spice, subtle caramel, malty. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Lets be real here. It’s a lager. To me it’s no different than any mass produced pale lager like Coors or Bud. Yes, maybe a tad more flavor but not enough to say those suck and this is amazing. Again, it’s a lager. It’s okay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (136) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Achetée par curiosité et pour sortir des bières européennes. Très légère amertume en fin de bouche, un peu maltée. Correcte, mais sans plus. A essayer sans y mettre un prix démesuré.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2687) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Flaske: Orangegul klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Dejlig frisk, men tydelig en lager øl på den måde at den ikke er synderlig interessant. Velbrygget men kedelig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lodgewick (23) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Lagerlike colour with thin white head. Some bitterness and fruit in aroma. Fruit and bitterness in taste as well. Medium palate and a bit waterlike feeling. Good lager, average beer if ales included.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3007) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Solid flavor. Like a nice Pilsner with a strong bite light color, has a nice malt and strong bite but not too hop bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerdedDave (627) - - JAN 21, 2015
gold color; citrusy hops and light malt aroma; a crisp, clean, bitter lager

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5761) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonolpolet. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is weak, light caramel and hops. Taste is light dry bitter, some weak nutty malts, long dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1229) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head with low retention. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with some sweet tones. Citrus, grass, caramel and malts. A refreshing lager.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gurthnar (2253) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Overall somewhat sterile beer, not too much character. I thought of pasteurisation right off the bat and I can not be very wrong with the incredible BBD of 8/2016. Not much more to be said here. Lightly metallic, washing cloth taste in an otherwise flavourless brew. Drinkable, yet utterly unimpressing.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
procraste (29) - FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
Un peu simple .... Pour la soif ... Blonde un peu amer. Sans grand goût. Décent.


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