Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a deep, clear golden color. The off-white head is initially tall, with a densely creamy and frothy texture. Retention is strong, and a good amount of lacing adheres to the glass as the head recedes.
S: Some grainy maltiness in the nose. Mildly sweet aromas. Hop notes are herbal and leafy, and fairly prominent. There's a bit of lighty fruity and sourdough-esque yeast character present as well.
T: Grainy, crackery pale malt flavor up front. Faint sweetness initially fades quickly. Rather bitter for the style, though not unenjoyably so. Hop flavors are, as the nose suggested, mostly herbal and leafy. Some faint apple or grape fruitiness is just detectable into the finish.
M: Crisply carbonated, and fairly dry overall. The body is above average before a lasting dry finish.
O: This is a very good, confident lager from Anchor. It's not a very sexy style at the moment, but this beer is executed nicely and draws you in sip by sip.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 23:39:54 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
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.
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
07-24-2014 23:55:03 | More by Bitterbill
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
07-20-2014 18:17:31 | More by brewskifan55
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.