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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 16
Gots: 86 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

datphoo, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ironchefkook, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bacher468, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tbeer40, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

MJSJr, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of bennetj17
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bennetj17, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of earthy hops and a bit of grain.

Tastes of grainy sweetness with earthy hops. Malts lead off with bread notes accompanied by some grainy sweetness. A touch of fruit comes in the middle. Hops then come in with lemon and grassy notes accompanied by an earthy bitterness. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good lager and worth a look.

ocelot2500, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GreesyFizeek, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DrumKid003, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Hoagie
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Hoagie, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

david18, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DMB, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a thin white head. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of grain with a hint of metallic hops.

The taste is of mild, sweet grain with balancing hop bitterness in a crisp finish.

Smooth and easy to drink. It's a nice, basic American pale lager.

jwc215, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

David_Knows_Beer, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

LXIXME, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

niiiv, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

heytomcat, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jumbopanda, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

PaulsBrew, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Kirk, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of PicoPapa
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Some lacing. The aroma is of sweet cereal and malts. Slightly sour with some caramel and toasted malts. The taste is more of that sweet cereal with the caramel and toasted malts. Hints of floral hops. Lots of bread and cereal flavor. Light mouthfeel with a medium body. Very drinkable with not much of an alcohol presence but that's expected. Overall, a decent easily quaffed beer with a good amount of flavor.

PicoPapa, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

splendidsplinter, Dec 18, 2013
Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.