RATINGS: 717   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (6243) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
light sweet malty aroma,yellow,clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light corn finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8536) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
@Fakta, Randers C. Yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of light bread and faint corn. Flavor starts light sweet and finish moderate bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1495) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
355ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (2.19):
This one was a very nice Anchor offering, not their best by any means but certainly not their worst either, a great pale lager that comes out miles ahead of the run-of-the-mill macro crap. The clean and crisp taste with the hints of citrus were excellent and the beer was a very easy one to drink; a beer well worth picking up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleschyshyn (3) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
I like the bottle and label this lager came in. The color of the lager was a nice golden color and a nice white head to it. Im not a fan of overly hoppy beer and this one was just about right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light honey, sweet cereal, straw, and a hint of grass. It pours a transparent gold with a two finger white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some decent webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cereal notes and a touch of honey. The finish has moderate straw, light grass, and a hint of herbal notes. Its light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, a solid lawn mower beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (5202) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear rich golden with airy but stable white head. Clear but not very pleasant aroma of fart, yeast and malt and something synthetic. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and yeast and some citric touches. Bitter aftertaste with farty notes. It would be a good beer if no one had farted into the fermentation vessel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15394) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 4.9%.Weak aroma of green apples. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour has a little green apple and a rough bitterness. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pour is clear golden with a white head which disappears quickly. Nose is light alts with a hint of nuttiness. Light floral hops. The taste is medium malty sweetness with some apricot flavour and a light fading bitterness. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5366) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Flaske fra polets nettbutikk: klar gylden med fint gardinskum. Mild aroma av gress, blomster og grapefrukt. Trr, fin smak med litt sitronskall og bitre appelsiner i tillegg til gress og grapefrukt. En behagelig, kompleks bitterhet som varer overraskende lenge. Mer personlighet enn de fleste industrilagere under 5%. Cluster er en av de eldste amerikanske humlene, mye brukt tidligere men ikke srlig vanlig i dag.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (13119) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Fakta. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit and a bitter finish.

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