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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

554 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 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 brewing heritage.

(Beer added by: esdeebrew on 02-15-2013)
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4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking can compliments of another6pack. Thanks, Trent for this and the OTHER 17 beers you sent me.

12oz can.

I didn't chill the can long enough as the pour brought a 3 finger head of foam but no worries, I'm a patient guy.

I now see a light golden coloured brew that now has a 1 finger HOF sitting on top. The foam shrinkage left some lacing.

It smells really toasty, a bit grainy, with a light nondescript bitterness.

The taste is very nice. A good toasted malt flavour backed up by grain and a pleasant citrus hop kick that keeps that toast from being TOO toasty. Yes siree, this is an easy drinker.

Light bodied, goodly amount of carbonation.

Wow, that can went quickly. Proof positive, that I dig it.

Serving type: can

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear, golden with a white half finger head with bubbles in its wake. Light lacing.

S: Lemons and corn with a malty backbone.

T: Solid. Grainy, malty, tangy.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. Very textured on the tongue. The mouthfeel is what sells it. The fullness takes it above just an average lager.

O: A good and sessionable lager, fine for summer cookouts. Everyone will like this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.