cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Keg at ushers... Golden amber.. Big grassy hay fruits nose... Long bitter herbal hay PhillyBeer2112 (2883) - 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 (7125) - 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 (1223) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2017
355ml Dose. Golden und klar mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzige Honigaromen. Voller Körper. Süßlich mit mildem Abgang. oobawa (1653) - 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 (1688) - 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 bursprak (3283) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden pour with a generous head. Notes of hay, green grass, some sweet syrupy notes and a light bitter finish. imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottled, 355ml from Marks & Spencer’s in Banbury, Oxon. Yellow gold with white head. There is a light, crisp body to this, some cereal and a touch of light caramelisation. There is a sweetness along with a lime / lemon note. The beer is fine and easy drinking, which is its point I suppose. It’s fine. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Mundane golden liquid, with a diminished white head. Aromas of grain, pale malt and light fruit and hint of herbal hops. Dry malt flavors in the front that lead to herbal to light citric hops. Somewhat earthy with a bit of dry honey in the finish. 6/13
ebone1988 (2072) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Aroma is corn, wheat, metallic, sweet, earthy hops. Appearance is darker golden, white head, bubbly and mostly clear. Taste is sweet corn, earthy hops, metallic, some wheat, mostly just bitter. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, spritzy, with a metallic earthy hop aftertaste. Overall, it’s probably as good as they come, but boring and crushable.