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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 16
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 1876, thanks to an ice pond in the mountains and a belief that anything is possible in the Golden State, a little brewery named Boca created California's first genuine lager. Anchor California Lager® is our re-creation of this historic beer. Made in San Francisco with two-row California barley, Cluster hops (the premier hop in 19th-century California), and our own lager yeast, this all-malt brew is kräusened and lagered in our cellars. Its golden color, distinctive aroma, creamy head, balanced depth of flavor, and smooth finish make Anchor California Lager® a delicious celebration of California’s unique brewing heritage.

(Beer added by: esdeebrew on 02-15-2013)
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emerge077

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale bright gold, racing streams of carbonation, long lasting head of foam and some random spotty lace around the edges. Surface coverage

Mild aroma, lager yeast, dry and bready.

Soft and supple feel, biscuity malt, light apple and a vague herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth and very drinkable, simple but still flavorful. Prototypical example of the APL style.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:15:16 | More by emerge077
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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.