Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
3.94/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a full, crisp, dark golden body with a thin white pale lager head.
Smell: Bready malts and slightly metallic (almost Noble hop smelling) hop aroma.
Taste: Pale malt flavor with a spicy hop bitterness for balance. I would imagine that this is what an all malt version of Budweiser would taste like based upon the classic American hops (Cluster). Like a craft version of Michelob, only better.
Mouthfeel: Spicy, prickly mouthfeel from the carbonation. Appropriately refreshing.
Overall: Very interesting and I am glad this made it's way to Maryland. Only problem is that at $11.99 a six pack, I wouldn't make this a regular go to.
10-18-2013 21:41:10 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
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 -4.6%
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 -31.9%
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 604 ratings.