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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager

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775 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 17
Gots: 113 | 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:
Beer added by: esdeebrew on 02-15-2013

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.
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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

Appearance - Light gold, nice fluffy white head. Head disappears quickly though, lacing on glass does not last.

Smell - Nothing truly stands out. Typical bread/cornflakes smell. Cannot really smell the hops.

Taste - Taste like it smells. Nice bread-like taste. Malt sweetness. Little to no hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium, nice carbonation. I cannot describe it but the mouthfeel is wonderful.

Overall - Great beer, I really enjoy it. Great drink-ability, light, nice balanced flavor. Its just great. 4.16/5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ. bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- has a strong sweet aroma with a backdrop of grass and hops
Appearance- pours a golden orange color with a thick white head.
Taste- Crisp barley flavored beer with some spice thrown in.
Palate- a dry beer with that is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall- a really good beer from Anchor, not as good as their Anchor Steam or Porter offerings but worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.