Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a light, clear, pure golden color. Clarity is high, like that of a lighter style lager. Small, 1 finger head that doesn't stick around long at all and leaves a light trail of lace down the sides of the glass.
S- Starts with a very light, almost fruity, malt presence. Slight grainy scent intermingles and reminds me of corn adjunct in some other beers. Stays light throughout the entire smell before displaying the slightest bit of hops flourish at the end.
T- Starts light and floral in taste before moving toward a more traditional, light malt flavor. Middle and end of the drink is all light malts and some light, grainy flavors. Ends with a crisp, light malt bite that doesn't linger.
M- Light and high in carbonation. Very easy to drink, being light in body and having low levels of hops. This feels like a classic lager.
Overall, this is a craft version of a macro style lager even more than the steam beer is. Good flavors, but nothing special as far as a breakout from the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 03:17:11 | More by boilermakerbrew
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.