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RATINGS: 368   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, hay, straw, malty. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, malty, hay, straw, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130929]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light grassy. Mild fruity, toasted malty, marzipan and toasted dry malty. Dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16895) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
17th March 2014
Brewdog Camden. Keg. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is smooth with good fine minerally carbonation. Light bready malt with a touch of cream. Slight nutty vibe. Little floralness. Whisper of hops. Light finish with more sweet bready malts. Easy going if slightly soft lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, grass, straw, little earthy malt. Nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market St Pancras and drunk at home. Clear deepish gold lasting white head. Clean lager aroma with a little bit of hop. Yes this is pretty good to be honest. Soft herby and easy drinking and interesting and really pretty good. Relatively fresh too. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13521) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle at BeerTemple. Clear amber/golden - white head. Grassy. Toasted. Ok bitterness. Cocoa powder. Some light licorice. Old hops. Light dusty. Orange notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some spicy, wort, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, straw, some toast/bread, spicy, grapefruit/lemon, light caramel. Light body, light effervescence, somewhat watery, nicely drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and moderate hoppy - straw and flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 171013

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Co-Op. Pours dark gold with a creamy white head. Floral aroma - hints of perfume. Full bodied. Flavor is a mix of floral, earth, spice.Sort of hallertau gone wild. It’s hoppy in a non-harsh way, and the same for bitter. Not sure about malt. I know it’s in here. Pretty interesting.


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