RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
355 ml bottle as "Anchor California Lager". BB 1 2017.
Clear golden color, small white head. Malty sweet scent, some slight fruit esters. Malty sweet, berries, bitter taste. Bitter, grainy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

tderoeck (10335) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
17/III/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: XI/2016 (2015-385)

Clear dark blond to orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, sweet, hay, grains, cow fodder, bit of banana. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: malty start, bit sweet, citric touch, pretty bitter, grassy. Aftertaste: nice hoppy flavour, some citrus, malty, sweet touch, dry bitter finish.

markducommun (1228) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
Crystal clear golden with an ample light tan head. Light pine, earth, a touch of sweeter citrus. Decent bit of crisp bitterness, and a substantially biscuity finish that moves back towards bitter as it edges out. Longer than your average lager. Good bit of carbonation. Quite clean. Good.

Rolfarild (211) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
Straw-yellow with fluffy, creamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma of grass, flowers snd bread. Taste very fresh, grass, hay, floral. A very refreshing lager of top quality.

skatanarchy (212) - - APR 26, 2015
앵커 브루어리 - 켈리포니아 라거. 4.9% ABV 비여과 스팀 맥주로 보수적 라거 시장에 일침을 가했던 샌프란시스코&# 노련한 브루어리 앵커가 세월이 흘러흘러 라거도 출시합니다. 걍 라거네요. 참재밋는 분.
앵커는 미국 크래프트 맥주역사에서 넘버원 형님 브루어리죠. 처음 미국에서 이 캔 딱지를보고 ’아, 셀아웃인가?’ 라고 생각했지만 캘리포니아산 홉, 샌프란시스코 산 물을 사용해 지역 친화의 덕목으로 긍정적으로 평가받는 것 같습니다. 노련하고 명민합니다.
오클랜드, 미국

jamestulloch (4367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Can from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively fizz. Faint lacing. Aroma of fresh lemon, shortbread and green tea. Flavour of grass, lemon iced tea and herbs. Nice bitter linger. Medium body with a spritzy texture. Light fizz. Dry and crisp.

Carlisle (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours rich yellow color with thick white head; fine carbonation with substantial lacing. Grainy aroma with grass notes. Bitterness throughout with some light malt sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pale copper, white head, with mild lacing. Mild lemon, mild caramel, mild citrus, and mild biscuit aroma. Medium body, lemony, mild salt, and mild caramel sweet. Dry, medium bitterness, and tongue tingler throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mtu71 (363) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Small ivory head. Misty golden. Malty floral aroma. Crispy, malty and fruity. Tasty lager.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours golden with white frothy head. Notes of grass, bread, malts. Drinkable but nothing special.

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