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Anchor California Lager - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager

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795 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 16
Gots: 128 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A thick and clingy off-white head tops this golden-orange brew. Smells sweet and grassy. Crisp and fruit-forward with a hint of spice and a slightly bitter finish. Exceptionally well-mannered with a super clean body. Absolutely top-notch drinking right here.

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, hint of sweet malt, hint of hops, and a doughy bread aroma. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, an average to good American pale lager. Nothing outstanding, but a simple, flavorful, beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2014-12-01 in Clarksville, Indianna from a can.

A - Yellow with a two finger white head and good lace.

S - Rising white bread, hint of lemon and spice.

T - Sourdough bread, lots of hoppy bitterness, herbal/medicinal, some pepper and lemon citrus.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Thirst quenching.

O - Surprisingly bitter. Tastes a lot like a hoppy Pils. I enjoyed it.

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.