Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.55/5 rDev -3.5%
Anchor attempts to take up back to history, even before the brewery itself was established. It's said to be based off the first lager to be brewed in the state of California. From a 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:
Soapy with the head, yet sticky and retaining very well. Underneath is a bright golden colored beer with marvelous peppy bubbles running from bottom to top. The city which Anchor resides in is known for its sourdough bread. The aroma hints some of that sourdough goodness. Vague malt hits the nose too. Minerals and a twang of citrus come and go.
Simple lager with a wrinkle of fruitiness. The beer starts with a flavor of sweet grain with a hint of citrus. There's a pleasant fruity ester taste which I have come to expect from an amber lager, not a golden one. There's something in that yeast, me thinks. A light bitterness dries the beer out in the aftertaste.
A little different from other good lagers. Not necessarily better, but different.
06-17-2014 04:54:39 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein with a clear golden color with a frothy one finger white top.Aromas of toasted grain and minerla mainly,a tinge of caramel sweetness.A nice flavor profile that mildly sweet,lightly toasted grain along with some honey and sweetish pizza dough.A pretty damn solid American lager,will be good to throw back while smoking some sausage and shoulders this spring.
01-24-2014 21:21:16 | More by oberon
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass.
Appearance: It has a light golden body with some visible carbonation and a small white head that just hangs on to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is minimal.
Smell: There are some light biscuity maltiness and some mild grassy hop notes.
Taste / Palate: I am picking up the same biscuity and white bready maltiness. It’s dry overall and finishes with some mild grassy/herbal/botanical hop bitterness. The palate is light with a well carbonated feel.
05-23-2014 07:53:00 | More by generallee
2.5/5 rDev -32.1%
As a fan of Anchor Porter and lagers in general, when I saw this recently I had to pick up a six pack. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with this one. It smells and tastes like an IPA, not a lager. The grassy hops pervade the nose and leave a lingering potent bitterness that only IPA lovers would enjoy. Yes, there is substantial maltiness up front, but it is quickly overcome by the strong hops. If the hops were cut to about a quarter of the current level this would be an outstanding lager.
07-11-2013 17:40:42 | More by wattoclone
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.