California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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California LagerCalifornia Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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.

Added by esdeebrew on 02-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,358
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
1,219
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of Sandlin73
1.9/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Why can't I leave just a number rating?

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Photo of ShanePB
2.27/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The taste is something ridiculously close to an AAL. Not a fan at all.

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2.3/5  rDev -37.7%

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2.32/5  rDev -37.1%

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2.46/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of mblakesley
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Light-to-medium bodied and decently refreshing. Significantly bitter in the back end.

I would like it except for that bitterness.

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Photo of terence
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of josanguapo
2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From Elcervevero. In Teku glass. After dinner. Null aroma and not much taste, just some grassy notes that becomes worst as it warms up. Bigger body than usual. No defects but boring.

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2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's not bad on first drink but it has a coppery aftertaste which isn't very pleasant and it's not great tasting anyway. A middle of the road forgetable beer.

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2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As a fan of Anchor Porter and lagers in general, when I saw this recently I had to pick up a six pack. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with this one. It smells and tastes like an IPA, not a lager. The grassy hops pervade the nose and leave a lingering potent bitterness that only IPA lovers would enjoy. Yes, there is substantial maltiness up front, but it is quickly overcome by the strong hops. If the hops were cut to about a quarter of the current level this would be an outstanding lager.

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2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Possibly been sitting too long, but smelled and tasted a bit stale to me. Bought as single bottle. Couldn't find any bottle date. I'd have to try again

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2.7/5  rDev -26.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,219 ratings