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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

559 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 44 | 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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Appearance: Clear medium golden, with just a touch of haze, crowned by a coarse, snow-white head. Thick, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls. A modest amount of slight carbonation drifts lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Caramel and bread malts vie with modest herbal hops.

Taste: Begins with somewhat sharp herbal hope at the open, soon followed by lightly-toasted malts. AS the taste progresses, the hops assert themselves more firmly. With the porgression of the taste, the hops assert themselves more firmly, culminating with a sharp, metallic bitterness at the back of the mouth.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with somewhat sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very well-made, a tangible glimpse of a bygone era.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom brown glass bottle, with a twist-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass. The label art, with its retro theme is really apropos, it feels like a beer rescued from an ancient cellar.

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12oz can.

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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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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.