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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a clear bright golden with a medium white head of fairly large bubbles. Aroma is grass and malt. Taste is sweet pale malt, bread, mown grass and a little hop bitterness. Refreshing and good, but nothing out of the ordinary for craft lagers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Clear Golden pour with big white head and a bit of lingering lacing. Mild dry nose well balanced light malt and faintly sweet with a slightly sticky bitter finish. Its still a lager but well done for a heritage style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (528) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
A crisp refreshing lager. Nice aroma, smooth flavor but nothing exciting to write home about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at SFO. Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thin, white head. Nice, malty aroma with hints of grass. Smooth flavor with hints of yeast and malt. Some hops in the dry finish. Very good and refreshing!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
I had heard this beer was Budweiser-ish but it’s also a revival of the original recipe of the old Boca Brewing Co. in my area. It definitely has a Bud aroma. Bright white head with a light gold color.Zesty and citrus and a light hop. Kinda grassy aftertaste. I like it! I wanna drink this while disc golfing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Light gold pour with a thick white head. Light malt and hop aroma. Light crisp malt taste with touch of hop bitterness. Well balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Nicely done. A beautiful golden color and much more flavorful than your typical American lager. There's some sweet fruits and honey and just enough hoppy flavors to make it interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Draft @ Hamiltons, San Diego, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spjensen (89) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Very pleasant, drinkable lager. Dosen’t sacrifice aroma like of lagers, although a tad bit dull. Slight aromas of hops and citrus with a malty finish

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, some green apple and grassiness starts the party off wrong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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