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RATINGS: 510   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Rustic hop bitterness under the cap, more like a Northern Brewer. Foams up a lot when poured into my Sam Adams glass. Just a tad darker than the usual pale lager color, while most old-time lagers (Juengling, Sam) tend to be darker. That slight oxidation that comes with most light lagers. Taste is both highly bittered from that "all-purpose hop," and a bit sweet. If they used a truly historical 2-row barley, they might have had to amp it up with adjunct. An interesting beer, but it’s a little too close to a Pabst for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rolfarild (56) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
Straw-yellow with fluffy, creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grass, flowers snd bread. Taste very fresh, grass, hay, floral. A very refreshing lager of top quality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (62) - - APR 26, 2015
앵커 브루어리 - 켈리포니아 라거. 4.9% ABV 비여과 스팀 맥주로 보수적 라거 시장에 일침을 가했던 샌프란시스코&# 노련한 브루어리 앵커가 세월이 흘러흘러 라거도 출시합니다. 걍 라거네요. 참재밋는 분. 앵커는 미국 크래프트 맥주역사에서 넘버원 형님 브루어리죠. 처음 미국에서 이 캔 딱지를보고 ’아, 셀아웃인가?’ 라고 생각했지만 캘리포니아산 홉, 샌프란시스코 산 물을 사용해 지역 친화의 덕목으로 긍정적으로 평가받는 것 같습니다. 노련하고 명민합니다. 오 미국 https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1846) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Can from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively fizz. Faint lacing. Aroma of fresh lemon, shortbread and green tea. Flavour of grass, lemon iced tea and herbs. Nice bitter linger. Medium body with a spritzy texture. Light fizz. Dry and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (174) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours rich yellow color with thick white head; fine carbonation with substantial lacing. Grainy aroma with grass notes. Bitterness throughout with some light malt sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1028) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pale copper, white head, with mild lacing. Mild lemon, mild caramel, mild citrus, and mild biscuit aroma. Medium body, lemony, mild salt, and mild caramel sweet. Dry, medium bitterness, and tongue tingler throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (205) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Small ivory head. Misty golden. Malty floral aroma. Crispy, malty and fruity. Tasty lager.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SperkeleForce (696) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours golden with white frothy head. Notes of grass, bread, malts. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle at a Red Robin, 4/17/15.

Aroma: The aroma is herbal and grassy, straw is present here as well.
Appearance: The pour is clear gold, with a small white head and average lace.
Flavor: Tastes similar, grassy, straw, clean, light sweet, light bitter.
Palate: The body is light-medium, clean feel, lively carbonation, light dry finish.
Overall Impression: I was pretty surprised to see a beer I’d never ticked at a Red Robin, but hey, it happens! I’m not even sure the bartender knew they had this beer, she seemed confused what I ordered it, but I spotted it. This is a solid, clean lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Rather expressionless dunno what aroma, grainymaltyherbalfloralyeastygrassy. Taste is minimally sweet malty, bready-biscuity, minimally prickling-mineral bitter hoppy. Sadly sticks in just an allusion of above-average care and quality - with the only result of higher cleanliness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2237) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. M&S. Dark gold. Nucleated Camden glass generates a big, bubbly, white head. Crisp, grassy hop. Cereal malts. Drinks crisp, clean, herbal bitter. Punchy hop. Very quaffable.

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