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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anchor Steams 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 Californias 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 krusened 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 Californias unique craft brewing heritage. The California grizzly bear on our Anchor California Lager label is from a woodcut by Durbin Van Vleck (18331898), 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 (18181878), who had painted both eastbound and westbound versions of this bear. Nearly a century later, Nahls bear served as inspiration for the design of the bear on Californias modern state flag. Although that bear is heading west, our bearlike the bear on Boca Brewings historic lager labelis heading east.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3787) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (646) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Small ivory head. Misty golden. Malty floral aroma. Crispy, malty and fruity. Tasty lager.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (6071) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle at a Red Robin, 4/17/15.

Aroma: The aroma is herbal and grassy, straw is present here as well.
Appearance: The pour is clear gold, with a small white head and average lace.
Flavor: Tastes similar, grassy, straw, clean, light sweet, light bitter.
Palate: The body is light-medium, clean feel, lively carbonation, light dry finish.
Overall Impression: I was pretty surprised to see a beer Id never ticked at a Red Robin, but hey, it happens! Im not even sure the bartender knew they had this beer, she seemed confused what I ordered it, but I spotted it. This is a solid, clean lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6981) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Rather expressionless dunno what aroma, grainymaltyherbalfloralyeastygrassy. Taste is minimally sweet malty, bready-biscuity, minimally prickling-mineral bitter hoppy. Sadly sticks in just an allusion of above-average care and quality - with the only result of higher cleanliness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4782) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. M&S. Dark gold. Nucleated Camden glass generates a big, bubbly, white head. Crisp, grassy hop. Cereal malts. Drinks crisp, clean, herbal bitter. Punchy hop. Very quaffable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Caramel, fruity aromas, golden color, white head, spicey citrus hoppyness. Quite sweet .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1048) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice gold with a thin white head that fades quickly. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, grass, hops and some floral notes. Similar aroma. Has a medium creamy body with a slight dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.


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