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RATINGS: 478   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3269) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse.

Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and heavy lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit and honeyed malt along herbal sweetness and light caramel.

Taste: Pils malt, honeyed notes, biscuit, caramel and floral notes.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Honeyed finish. Mild lingering herbal notes.

Overall: Good sessionable lager made in the Anchor way, so nothing spectacular, but nothing out of place either. Good work with the malts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tlind2 (1202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber color, white head. Aromatic hop aroma, wood. Fairly dry, hoppy flavor, caramel finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (831) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2015
355 ml bottle
Clear golden orange beer with big frothy white head leaving lacing. Aroma has pale malts, woody bitterness, some grass and light citrus. Flavor is pale malty, creamy, grassy and fruity. Palate is quite thin with heavy carbonation. Finish has long medium bitterness, some menthol is added on the aftertaste. A decent basic lager, resembles California Common a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopfenWeisse (1193) - - FEB 19, 2015
Clear golden color with enourmous lasting head. Aroma is bit hoppy. Flavor is malt, grass. Easy to drink but tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Draft at The Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly sweet and grainy, lightly grassy, with notes of bread, corn and stale hops. Taste is lightly bitter, grainy, grassy, with notes of biscuit and grass. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, decent enough

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (218) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Very good lager had out of can tho, has flavor u would expect, makes bud taste like ehhhh

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (226) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
355ml bottle into schooner glass. Malty nose, classic looking golden amber beer with solid white head. Medium carbonation with fine bubbles. Nice hoppy taste, medium body and good long bitter finish. I reckon you could drink a lot of these in a sitting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1550) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
12oz bottle pours a clear golden with a large white head. Aroma of caramel malt, lager yeast, and mild hop spice. Taste is similar to aroma, pretty tasty and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1301) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Can at home. The aroma was pleasant with sweet grains, bread, some honey and light citrus. Flavor was dominated by a sweet bread taste and lightly grassy hops. Not a bad brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (624) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle - golden with a fizzy white head which shortly fades away. Aroma of wheat and fruits. Taste of fruits, yeast and hay with a light toastiness and some sourness. Light body, prickly carbonation.


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