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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Ølbaren. Clear amber colored with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and malty flavor of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (2371) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Taste is light grain with some floral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
Good looking and well balanced lager. Aroma and flavor are typical for the style but there is more depth with hops, especially a nice earthy and herbal aftertaste. The malts are also juicy and remain a sweetish aftertaste like chewing on wheat grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frkleal (5) - Joinville, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
Excelente lager. Saborosa e leve. Límpida e dourada. Amargor na medida, não muito amargo pra quem gosta de cervejas leves mas tb não decepciona os hop heads ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Lager är inte min favorit men Anchor presenterar här en lager med smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell med toner av citrus och örter. Rund och len, frisk och fruktig, jämna smaker utan den metalliska tonen som ofta förekommer i lageröl. Lagom sötma och fin beska. Gott!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Drunk as California Lager. Very clear bronze appearance. Slightly fruity but otherwise lacking any complexity. Pleasant and straightforward or bland-take your choice of adjectives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear amber colored with a large frothy and lasting head. Dry grainy and a bit sweet malty with grassy, hops, bread, hints of metal and pine. Dry finish, medium bitterness. Lasting metallic noble hop taste with grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1739) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
355ml bottle from M&S Darlington. Deep orangey amber colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of grassy hop, abit metallic. Taste is grainy, sweetish, bready with straw and earthy grassy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry dusty & metallic bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (164) - - AUG 3, 2015
Pours a crystal clear yellow gold. Hay, grass, rising bread on the nose. Moderately hoppy, but not citrusy--the dominant taste is lightly sweet bread, cereal. Chewy and refreshing palate. A really solid traditional lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (538) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2015
Clara dourada,límpida,translúcida,espuma densa cremosa com boa manutenção;no nariz um bom aroma herbáceo e de cereais;sabor inicial de malte e fermento seguido e finalizando com leve amargor,baixo corpo,média carbonatação,refrescante,alta drinkability. Boa lager,gostosa,"crocante".

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