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RATINGS: 516   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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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steez (29) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
This is what i think the beer that people drink in B&W movies taste like. Like the beer you snuck from the ole mans cooler when you were a kid. Same stuff. You knew it was supposed to taste good but you hadn’t developed a palate for it. i like lagers ok and this one beats the so called premiums quite handily. Not bad..Not as thin as the big boys and certainly more grain taste. Malt and hops are quite pale. Another good yard work brew.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (611) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours crystal clear golden yellow with a medium lasting white head, Aroma is grains, malt and mild fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with a mild hops citrus bitterness. Palate is medium body with a crisp and refreshing mouth feel. Finish is grains, malt light yeast and fruity with mild hops. lingering nutty aftertaste. Overall a refreshing easy going brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1648) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Dunkel lys gyllen farge. Lukt av malt, karamell, sitrus og humle. Smak av malt, karamell, sitrus og humle. Fruktig. Lokal øl-smaking hos Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015

Lukt: Humle og malt.
Utseende: Dunkel lys gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Sylig smak av humle og malt.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@4,9%, Når@01.05.2015
Drukket Som Alias@Anchor California Lager

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
355 ml bottle as "Anchor California Lager". BB 1 2017.
Clear golden color, small white head. Malty sweet scent, some slight fruit esters. Malty sweet, berries, bitter taste. Bitter, grainy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
17/III/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: XI/2016 (2015-385)

Clear dark blond to orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, sweet, hay, grains, cow fodder, bit of banana. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: malty start, bit sweet, citric touch, pretty bitter, grassy. Aftertaste: nice hoppy flavour, some citrus, malty, sweet touch, dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
Crystal clear golden with an ample light tan head. Light pine, earth, a touch of sweeter citrus. Decent bit of crisp bitterness, and a substantially biscuity finish that moves back towards bitter as it edges out. Longer than your average lager. Good bit of carbonation. Quite clean. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rolfarild (59) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (75) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1858) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (180) - 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


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