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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anchor Steam’s® roots go back to the Gold Rush, long before icehouses and modern refrigeration made traditional lagers a viable California option. In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California’s first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of this historic American beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique craft brewing heritage. The California grizzly bear on our Anchor California Lager® label is from a woodcut by Durbin Van Vleck (1833–1898), courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. First published in 1856 in San Francisco, it is a superbly crafted rendering of an original illustration by Charles Christian Nahl (1818–1878), who had painted both eastbound and westbound versions of this bear. Nearly a century later, Nahl’s bear served as inspiration for the design of the bear on California’s modern state flag. Although that bear is heading west, our bear—like the bear on Boca Brewing’s historic lager label—is heading east.

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3.2
ration (2291) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
120615. Can at home. Pours clear golden with a frothy head. Aroma slight stingy hops, bread. Not much of that, but it might be the slightly dated can. Easy to drink and refreshing. OK.

3.6
BadAprilia1000 (437) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a amber/copper color with decent head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, saltine cracker. Taste is very pleasant, fruity at first before malt, caramel, bread, dough, and slight hop bitter finish it. Great example of California lager, excellent session beer, very enjoyable, especially for the price.

3.6
canary dog (784) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 17, 2015
There was a really decent head with this one at first pour. Very thick and impressive-- very high quality. But none of it seemed to last that long. Fruity malty notes emerge at first sip. There is some dryness but nothing that lingers or reminds one of a dry beer. Malty. Overall, a pretty decent lager, and very reminiscent of this particular style of old time, pre-prohibition beer.

3.4
tbonde (364) - DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
35,[email protected] in tulip [email protected] 5 degrees C. Pours slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head with pretty low retention. Aroma malty but the fruity hop can be detected. Well balanced taste dominated by malt, but with distinct floral and fruity hop ending in a long, dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation and smooth mouthfeel add to the pleasantness of this Lager. Easily drinkable and though not spectacular certainly better and more tasty than mainstream macro lager.

2.8
theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Aroma is minerally with a hint of crackers and caramel. Appearance is light copper with quickly dissipating off white head, crystal clear. Taste is balance of caramel sweetness, hop bitterness, mild herbal grassy hop flavors and minerally water. Palate is light and crisp. Overall a clean beer. Reminds me alot of there steam beer which I don’t exactly love. Kinda boring.

3.1
Lambister (520) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
33 cl bottle from Alko. Took this because of summer has finally arrived to Finland. Beutiful colored golden lager with small white head. Fresh, malty nose. Crisp palate with delightful flavors for this kind of beer. Really nice for style.

3.2
justsayswell (287) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Light gold pour with a slight amber hue. Medium white head, spots of lacing. Nose of American noble-ish hops and pale malt. Almost Pilsner-like quality to this beer. Crackery malt backbone, grassy hops. Finishes with a pleasant mild bitterness. Unexciting but solid.

3.5
Russo (2014) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2015
Pour golden color with a very nice white head that keeps a lacing for a long time. Aroma is malty with some hop notes. Flavor is pretty much the same slightly sweet. Low to medium carbonation with a medium to full body and lovely light bitter finish.

3.3
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
A bit hazy golden beer with a long lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malty with some fruity and grassy hoppiness. Taste is smooth sweet malts with some fruits and pine, maple syrup maybe. Very smooth mouthfeel and finish. Liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops


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