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RATINGS: 573   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a nice looking golden yellow with a huge white, pillowy head. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Aroma is sweet malts, and a definite hop presence; mostly tropical fruit and citrus. The taste is sweet up front with a bubble gum note in there. Finishes with a bit of hop flavor, this time more piney. Not thin and watery like most American lagers, but rather medium bodied and almost silky in the mouth feel. Overall this is an outstanding lager.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (137) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (392) - 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".

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1352) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
VERY pleasantly surprised by this. Yellow-gold pour with soapy white head. Aroma is floral and noble hops, bread, lemon, sweet malt. Flavor is sweet, fruity, floral, with notes of dried fruit and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (680) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Clear golden colour with a creamy head. Sweet malty taste with a mildly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2015
355ml bottle from BeerGeek bottle shop. Clear golden, medium big fluffy white head. Aroma is a bit weak, grass, bread and sweet malt. Medium carbonated, round sweet mouthfeel. Taste is sweet malt, grassy sweet, hay. Mild bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
Keg - Owl Sanctuary, Norwich. A deep golden colour with a small but lasting white head. Follows in the typical lager footsteps but there’s a solid malt body - fuller than many of its ilk. Fair length in the finish to boot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Kyl jää aika sekavaksi. Vähän kitkerä, vei haise millekään. Mitäänsanomaton

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meireteixeira (160) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 15, 2015
Cor dourada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de baixa persistência. Aroma levemente frutado. No paladar lupulado. Corpo leve. Retrogosto inicialmente adocicado e final amargo. Uma excelente Pilsner.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Kyl jää aika sekavaksi. Vähän kitkerä, vähän valju, ei haise millekään. Mitäänsanomaton.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (452) - - JUL 10, 2015
Golden coloured with Snow White top. Clean yeast aroma. First a hit of carbonation is followed by a smooth, silk palate. Then the bitterness sneaks up on you giving a dry, herbal, piney finish. A pure refreshment. Rated by BrewTom


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