Anchor California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,174 Ratings
Anchor California LagerAnchor California 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
Ratings:
1,174
Reviews:
233
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
309
For Trade:
0
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In bottle at the Apple & Pear Taphouse in St Helier, Jersey. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aromas of American hops and pale malt. Taste is smooth of sweet malts with some fruits and pines. Very smooth mouth feel and finish. One of the best lagers I've had for a while.

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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,174 ratings.
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