Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours clear gold color with a ton of bubbles racing up it to a 1 finger snow white head that faded and left minimal lacing and a thin layer on top; typical boring lager looks. Smells of malt, grains, light caramel and faint floral hops; smells like a sweet bready lager with a hint of fruit – pretty cut and dry nose with no exciting aspects. Tastes like malt, grains, wheat bread crust, caramel, light floral hops, herbs and pear with a little hoppy bitterness. The finish is malty with a lemon zest zing that trails off dry. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with light carbonation, a very light body and a slightly bitter malty finish on the dry side. An above average malty lager, but not one I’d run out to get again anytime soon.
06-03-2014 03:16:10 | More by CHickman
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
New Anchor, at least in Texas. It forms a pale gold beer in the glass with a dense though small head. The nose offers mostly grainy malt, though with a nice floral hop underpinning. The taste is decent for a session lager: some nice initial bitterness up front, light hop flavor, and clean malt that's only slightly grainy. Though fairly generic, it is pretty drinkable.
06-02-2014 00:58:35 | More by allengarvin
4.31/5 rDev +17.1%
Pours a bright gold with a huge head into my glass. How else to describe it? I haven't tried this beer yet.
Sweet and crisp with a great dose of Cluster hops. Also, my nose thinks that it's very dry.
Dry with sweet, grainy malt upfront and the hop bite somewhere toward the back. "Fluffy"
Rich, buttery finish accentuates this fine example of a lager.
I'm really impressed with this lager. Any drier and it would (vaguely) resemble that Carling Dry I had a few weeks back.
05-25-2014 00:32:23 | More by Brad007
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass.
Appearance: It has a light golden body with some visible carbonation and a small white head that just hangs on to a thin layer of foam. Lacing is minimal.
Smell: There are some light biscuity maltiness and some mild grassy hop notes.
Taste / Palate: I am picking up the same biscuity and white bready maltiness. It’s dry overall and finishes with some mild grassy/herbal/botanical hop bitterness. The palate is light with a well carbonated feel.
05-23-2014 07:53:00 | More by generallee
3.46/5 rDev -6%
Nice color, good head. Nice clean hop flavor and a slightly caramel flavor. A good beer if drinking just a few, but may get a little heavy after several...just sayin". Anchor beers are dependably consistent and this one does not let you down. Also, a touch of bread/yeast???. Head maintains and dissipates slowly...
05-22-2014 16:54:31 | More by hophugger
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.