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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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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
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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.

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S: Lemons and corn with a malty backbone.

T: Solid. Grainy, malty, tangy.

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