Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Libationguy:
3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
Light gold color with a brilliant appearance. Rich, full white head with medium retention. Well carbonated. Lacing in the glass is prominent.
Bready and biscuit dough. Toasted bread and a faint lemon and orange zest quality. The yeasty notes on the nose give it a good deal of richness for the style.
Bread and biscuit and backed up with some tastiness. A little bit of Marzipan and grapefruit peel.
Medium bodied and slightly watery around the edges. The beer is well attenuated and cleans up on the palate. There is a nice aftertaste that carries the beer through the palate to a solid finish.
Really nicely done for the style. If you're a Budweiser or Coors drinker, you could do worse than to give this beer a try.
07-30-2013 23:18:16 | More by Libationguy
More User Reviews:
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 593 ratings.