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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager

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BA SCORE
81
good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 16
Gots: 89 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

aanth, Oct 16, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

ZethOfTheNorth, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

zaptone, Oct 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

GoNoles, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a two finger head of just off-white colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with just some hints of a bready and graininess mixed with a very small amount of a floral and grassy hops.

Taste – The taste begins a mix of a drier cracker and bready taste as well as a little bit of a caramel and floral flavors. The caramel fades more and more as the taste advances with a bit more of a floral hop and some grassy notes taking its place. Some graininess and a slight hay-like flavor join the taste profile at the end, leaving one with a very crisp and dry, but rather clean taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer quite thin with a carbonation level that is a little on the higher side. Both are perfect for the lighter abv and very crisp flavors of the brew, making for a nice easy drinking lager.,

Overall – Crisp, crackery, and somewhat moderately hopped for a lager. This is a nice summer time brew with a good flavor, but having a quite refreshing taste and feel.

Darkmagus82, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

SuperMario, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

LADYBEAST, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

ygtbsm94, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Buklen, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

STEEL1980, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jsh420, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

TwoTrees, Sep 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ryanjtravis, Sep 29, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

roosafur, Sep 29, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

rawfish, Sep 28, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

maxsound, Sep 28, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

marioGTR, Sep 28, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%

IreRican, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jwat, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Dirty25, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Fettpopps, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

beoirific, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

robebo44, Sep 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

TheDudeAbides14, Sep 20, 2014
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.