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RATINGS: 740   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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2.8
HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Fakta. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate. Slightly boring beer.

2.8
BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Pours pale gold with white head. Aroma is hay. Rather mild. Flavor is light bitter with grains and biscuit. It’s not bad, it’s just very subtle.

3.4
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

2.4
NosirIwont (2512) - 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.

2.9
jesperhammer (4723) - 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.

3.1
mikkopen (1155) - 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.

2.6
Kavu (4721) - 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.

2.9
MarinEvelyn (854) - 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.

3.2
Unde (1063) - 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 aren’t present in the taste that much. Medium body with medium carbonation. Ok lager.

3.8
androman (2285) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
35.5cl bottle @ home from Bert’s 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.


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