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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybion (110) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Can, 355 ml, as Anchor California Lager. Pours clear yellow/gold with lots of visible carb and a sheen of soapy white heat. No lacing. Yeasty, sourdough-esque aroma, mixed in with a light honey note and hints of apple, citrus and grass. Taste of light honey larger malts, white bread and slight citrus, with subdued hoppy bitterness throughout. A little watery and chalky. Slightly reminiscent of a generic speyside malt (think Glenfiddich 12). Aftertaste is yeasty and there’s some lingering bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Easy on the palate: well rounded medium body and less carb than the appearance would suggest giving a smooth feel overall. Not too exiting but by no means unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
Draft at Brigantine La Mesa. Pale yellow. Classic lager but nothing to get to excited about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (292) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
Nice light lager with a somewhat zesty finish. Better flavor finish that most lagers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1326) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Golden color . Nice and big , white head. Aroma of bread and herbal hops. Balanced taste with malty beginning and mild hoppy bitterness at the end. Great , underrated beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popoff91 (59) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 12-ounce cans poured into a pilsner glass. Immediate harsh flavor compared to other lagers I’ve had, but the finish is much more flavorful as well. Overall, a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Giochaurand (350) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with large head. Aroma is sweet malts and hay. Taste is sweet toasted malts, honey, hay and some hops. Okay, but not great quality/price ratio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear light amber. Aroma of grass and hay with an hint of lime. Taste is light bitter with a touch of sweetness. Nice and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1214) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours clear golden color with small white disappearing head Bready and fruity floral aroma with sulfury minerally scent. Floral and slightly fruity hop flavor with bitter woody and minerally taste Medium light bodied with medium high co2. Lingering woody bitterness Easy drinking lager. A bit on the bitter side. One pint would be enough for me before wanting to move to something more balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1446) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11500) - 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

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