Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by StaveHooks:
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle in a DFH shaped pint glass
A - Light bronze color with a milky off-white cap. Unimpressive retention with minimal lacing.
S - Strong cereal grains, caramel, light citrus, applesauce, toast, grass, tea like aroma.
T - Firm hop bitterness transitions into a hefty amount of sweet grainy malt, tannins and minerals hit the edges and back of the tongue along with grassy and pine hops start to build into a long dry finish.
M - Full bodied, full prickly carbonation, very smooth on the finish.
If you had this blind you wouldn't believe it was a 4.8% pale lager. This is heavily hopped, full flavored and full bodied making for an excellent session beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 19:31:10 | More by StaveHooks
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Into a pilsner glass.
A: clear golden yellow colored body with a half finger foamy white head that dies and leaves some thick foamy white lacing that spiderwebs pretty nice; carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace
S: light citruys fruit with a decent cracker-like spice coming through kinda peppery
T: lager-like sweetness strong with that nice cracker-like spice blending pretty nice; sweet cracker-like aftertaste with a clean sweet dry finish
M: it sits fairly light on the body with a decent to moderate harshness trying to take a bite, but actually stays somewhat smooth for the most part, decent sessionability for this one
O: good American Pale Lager well worthy of coming back to, I'll look to have this one definitely again in the summer months. Also, I would say this would definitely be a well worthy transition beer for BMC drinkers
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 04:21:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.