RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBaboon (2021) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is hay. Rather mild. Flavor is light bitter with grains and biscuit. Its not bad, its just very subtle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Clear yellow gold with a fair white head. Light. Crisp. Dry. Earthy hops. Smooth pale malty. Hint of caramel. Clean

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NosirIwont (2409) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. 4.9%. Best before 10.16. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a white head. Slight lacing. Slightly hoppy aroma, with cereal and fruity notes, turning a bit grainy as it warms. Flavour is sweetish, fruity and grainy. A bit metallic as it warms. Bitter finish, grainy, and a wee bit watery, with a metallic overtone. Overall too grainy. 18.03.15.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jesperhammer (4476) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
14-MAR-2015, bottle @home, from Fakta. Clear golden with low White head. Straw, fruit, caramel. Touch of sweetness, more bitterness than a macro lager. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkopen (1079) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
355 ml bottle. Golden yellow colour, frothy white head. Malty, grassy-hoppy aroma with grainy notes. The flavour is malty, siwth sweetish and slight cotrusy notes, and a moderately bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (4380) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
0,33l bottle from Alko Graani as Anchor California Lager. Pours pale golden with a high head. Aroma is bitter malts. Flavor is bitter malts with some hops. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarinEvelyn (846) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Very yeasty, not my favorite aroma, reminds me of a cheap beer. Just not a huge fan of yager aroma though I dont think. Taste is certainly better. a little dry, but a more juicy start to the taste. Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Unde (944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Clear golden yellow looks with nice head and lots of lacing. Aroma has citrus hops, some barley and lightly yeast. Taste has nice malty flavours, slight honey sweetness. Hops arent present in the taste that much. Medium body with medium carbonation. Ok lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1970) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
35.5cl bottle @ home from Berts Bierhuis oost, Utrecht. body is clear golden, head is small white mostly diminishing good lacing. Nose is malty, aroma is fresh cereal, corn, honey, malt. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting malty medium sweet medium hoppy bitter, light alcohol is present. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, very tasty malty beer, flavor is similar like some alcohol free malt beers, much better than average lagers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3/6 (Bottle) - Pour a solid orange pour, minimal white head and nominal carbonation. Sweet orange, malt aroma, and a good texture. Taste was minimal, which was surprising based on the aroma. Lighter beer than I typically drink may have been a factor.

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