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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1433) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle. Pale amber and gassy. Strong noble hop aroma. Light fruity taste alongside the bitterness. Good for the style but lacking in flair.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
from Bier-Bienne; as California Lager -clear golden-bronze beer with a modest head retention; crisp peanutty, grassy aroma; medium-bodied, clean palate, light grainy and bitter; peanutty malty and grassy finish with lingering notes of honey

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (2424) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle from lovecraft aveiro, portugal. Light hazy dark gold. Medium white head. Light to medium sweetness, light bitterness. Aroma is malty, fruity, herby.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HolaWot (13) - - FEB 26, 2016
a descent refreshing Lager beer. Well carbonated with tall white head. Malty taste and light body. A short bitter aftertaste. Grass hoppy aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (636) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, hay, corn syrup and hops.

Appearance:
Hazy golden/amber beer with a medium white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, corn syrup and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hay and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with small firm white head. Aroma is sweetish, caramel, toffee, hay, malty, yeasty, honey. Taste is up to medium bitter with upcoming sweetness, caramel, hay, weak citrus, pale fruits. Thin body. Easy to drink. Good Lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StudHammer (20) - - FEB 14, 2016
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™

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (1047) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 5, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, klarowne. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, średniej wysokości, krótka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Standardowo: słodowow-ziołowe/trawiaste.
SMAK: Słodowe. Goryczka niska, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Cóż powiedzieć? Zwykły lager. Czego więcej można wymagać od pospolitego "jasnego", gdy nie jest to hybryda? Ale co ważne, zupełnie pozbawiony jest wszelkich wad sensorycznych, a jak wiemy jest to zmorą większości lagerów. Opłaca się je kupić choćby również ze względu na uroczy kapsel z niedźwiedziem (od wewnętrznej strony).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2016
A nice full lager from Anchor. Big malty flavor but with sufficient bitterness, wish more lagers were like this. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3189) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours orange gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet with corn and a little grass. Taste is dry and flinty. Medium bitter finish. Pretty one sided and basic.


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