Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle, bottled on 2013 July 10 (3LJ). Served in a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Clear deep gold with a 1/16" persistent white head. Nice strands of delicate lacing.
Smell: Clean, herbal hops, some citrus, maybe a hint of geranium? A tiny bit of skunk hint on a swirl.
Taste: Crisply bitter up front, quick clean malt middle, with a bit of cracker to it. Finish is nicely bitter. Lingers a bit with orange zest citrus, a bit of pine, and some more malt which reminds me of the slightly sweet finish of Munich Helles. Tasty from start to finish.
Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, just south of fizzy. Hop oils stick to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: I like just about everything that Anchor puts out so I'm trying to be objective here but I will wonder out loud if I'm not capable of that. Nicely hoppy, with a different hop profile than all the other hoppy CA beers out. If this is what beer was like in CA in the late 1800s, I'd be happy if this was all there was. I do think it would be better with food, and I'm thinking some stronger tasting seafood, as one is enough for me without food. Nice at the end of the day, but I'm not wanting another right now. Another tomorrow yes, and maybe another one the day after that, but not one right after the other. The only thing I didn't quite care for was the carbonation - but Lagers are supposed to have a bit more carbonation. I think it's just me wanting thicker and less carbonated beers lately.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 23:48:26 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a snifter.
A: Clear, golden with a white half finger head with bubbles in its wake. Light lacing.
S: Lemons and corn with a malty backbone.
T: Solid. Grainy, malty, tangy.
M: Medium with medium carbonation. Very textured on the tongue. The mouthfeel is what sells it. The fullness takes it above just an average lager.
O: A good and sessionable lager, fine for summer cookouts. Everyone will like this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 18:17:31 | More by brewskifan55
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.