jbuskirk (698) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
California Lager is an excellent tribute to the old-world German lagers. Its smooth flavor and bigger hop profile also make it American enough to bear the name of California Lager. In the end, it’s not very complex or unusual but it’s a gorgeous lager to look at. Also, the clean, refreshing feel is just right for quenching your thirst. I love the bottle artwork, too. That highly-detailed bear is awesome. Like most of the other bottles in Anchor’s inventory, this one is classy and distinctive.
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Old Fountain. It pours clear amber with a quickly dissipating white head. The nose is earthy, dough, spice, hay and light toast. The taste is crisp, bitter, grassy, spice, light toast, grain and biscuit backbone with a refreshing my dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Good malty lager.
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have never met an Anchor beer that I did not absolutely love. They really are the best brewery in California, and maybe even more. This beer is inspired by an 1876 batch of brew made by Boca Brewery, a California brewery that made the states first Lager by harnessing the power of a frozen mountain pond. The beer is amazing. Get it at all costs.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp amber with a nice foam. Definitely know you are drinking beer here. Interesting combination of hops and malt on the tongue. You can taste the grain and a nice spiciness. Long finish and aftertaste.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass.
Appearance: It has a light golden body with some visible carbonation and a small white head that just hangs on to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is minimal.
Smell: There are some light biscuity maltiness and some mild grassy hop notes.
Taste / Palate: I am picking up the same biscuity and white bready maltiness. It’s dry overall and finishes with some mild grassy/herbal/botanical hop bitterness.
bjakk (496) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with nice white head. Metallic light sweet aroma, hint of candy. Malt, with strong metallic bitterness in the aftertaste. Could be better balance. High in carbon
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Quiet hay-dominant and herbal aroma, some faint malty notes, distant hops and some fruits. Bitter dry malty flavor, mild dry fruits and some hay. Quite straightforward and dull actually. Never would have guessed this to be a Anchor brew if tasted blind.
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of malts and some earthy notes (and alcohol???) . Bittersweet taste, malts first, caramel, and some astrigent earthy notes. Mild aftertaste, long. Sticky, oily mouthfeel, Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
bierkoning (11222) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color. Malty floral flavor, almost medium bodied. A moderate bitterness and an even more moderate aroma. Still a decent lager.
beerme31 (566) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden thin white head. Aroma of grass, hay, bread, basement aromas. Medium sweet taste. Light body, somewhat oily texture, light dry bitter finish. Good lager.