DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste grass, herbal. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Golden to deep golden, lively carbonation, small off-white foamy layer; clean grainy nose with a vinous-fruity touch, just a small amount of hops underneath; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, nearly medium bodied, but a bit fizzy; lingering grainy-bitter finish, traces of pale malt detectable. Not really aromatic, but a crunchy thirst-quencher...
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Quality evident. Nice toasty malt aroma and flavor. Would have preferred just a touch more hops to balance the malt character that became just a tad generic as the beer sat. Easy, sessionable quencher, though. Definitely has it’s place and is well above the norm for the style..."
exeter (302) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with 1 finger of head but no lacing. The smell seemed to me to be grassiness and hay(another type of grass). The taste follows through with the grass but add in sweet malts. After these flavours have passed you get sweet malts and citrus left on your tongue. Excellent beer
tightslice (188) - 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 (2389) - 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 (1930) - 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 (1898) - 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 (6018) - 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 (1646) - 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.