Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a fairly thick for the style one finger white head. Good head retention although lacing is a bit lacking.
Aroma is very bready with some light floral and grassy notes from the hops. Anchor uses cluster hops in this and it does have that distinct American lager aroma.
Bready grain in the flavor along with a very prominent hop note of grass/hay like what was present in the aroma. Bitterness is moderate but does remain restrained. Extremely clean finish with incredible drink ability.
This might be one of the best pre-prohibition lagers I have had. It is a very clean beer with just enough bitterness to balance things out. It's crazy to think this is what American lagers used to taste like
08-13-2014 00:12:12 | More by rangerred
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, sweet. Taste is malty, light hops, a bit of sweetness and grains, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid lager and good session beer.
08-03-2014 12:37:55 | More by tone77
2.86/5 rDev -22.3%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Clear golden body with lots of rising bubbles. Thick cream colored head that doesn't recede for quite some time. Decent lines of foamy lacing.
Aroma: Clean malts and grains, a hint of wood and spicy hops.
Taste: Dry and woody up front. A touch of malt sweetness, but otherwise bitter and hoppy.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat creamy, dry.
Overall: Too thick, too dry, too hoppy. Not a fan.
07-31-2014 17:22:57 | More by JuicesFlowing
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.