ANZUShophunter (446) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2017
From bottle (BB 10/17) in shaker. Pours amber with bready nose and faint hops. Finish more bitter than a typical lager with a hint of bubblegum. Decent. axl (868) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is light malts, white bread and light grass. Taste is dry and moderately bitter with grass, light citrus and flaky malts. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and refreshing light bitter aftertaste. kajser27 (1805) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 9, 2017
Clear, deep golden to amber colored, small+ white head, not overly lasting. Aroma is of some malt, creamy buttery, fruity notes, some grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet malt and some biscuit, fruity notes, some butter, light to medium grassy
strawy bitterness, dryish finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation, creamy. Mister_Li (1376) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, getreidig, etwas Heu, leicht blumig, würzig. cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Keg at ushers... Golden amber.. Big grassy hay fruits nose... Long bitter herbal hay
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Tastes like a fairly typical vienna, a little bit on the blander side of that. Pale amber color with a nice clean white head, pitted on top. Aroma is mildly caramelized with that richer toffee like notes found in German lagers, even a vague vinous note, oak-aged sherry type thing going, flavor is similar with that sweeter vinous toffee’d malt. Again very much like a vienna or o-fest style but thin on the palate, lighter in flavor, watered down version of vienna. Its pretty clean and well built, I would just like a little more fullness, maybe it’s just meant to be lighter and refreshing. JStax (6482) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2017
12 ounce can poured into a can glass. The beer is a clear gold aith a big head of white foam. The aroma is doughy and grassy. I get a little lemon zest from the beer. Grainy and a little corny. Lighter to medium body with high carbonation. Piw (1127) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2017
355ml Dose. Golden und klar mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzige Honigaromen. Voller Körper. Süßlich mit mildem Abgang. oobawa (1399) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Beer. (Which would be my entire review, were it not for RB’s 75-character requirement.) That is to say, Anchor California Lager is beer at its most basic, recognizable form, a step up from macro swill yet tracing a direct line from cheap industrial crap to craft quality. Hits all the lager requirements: moderately sweet malts, fruity apple notes coming from the yeast, mild Euro-hop finish tightening up the back end. A beer-tasting beer, without any noticeable flaws yet also lacking any discernible traits to make it stand out. Not bad, not by a long shot. Just normal. AtronSeige (1535) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2017
Aroma: Medium-light bready, toasty. floral, spicy.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, amber body. Medium, off-white head, fair retention.
Flavour: Medium malty, bready, rich, Medium bitterness. Medium-light spicy. Medium-dry finish with lingering malty and spicy notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation, smooth.
Overall: Almost vienna like. Flavorful, complex but still easy drinking. Color and head retention are issues, but nothing major.
350 ml can, poured.
27F. Historical Beer - Pre-prohibition lager