Anchor California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

very good
229 Reviews
Anchor California LagerAnchor California Lager

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of dertyd
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass

A:a nice golden yellow color with about a 1 finger head that fades away and leaves a nice thin lace that slowly trickls down the glass its so beautyfull lol

S:toasted grains,fresh grass and some citrus fruits a lot of smells going on for a lager

T:wow!!!! I love anchor brewing all there brews are great and this one is so good at first taste you get that american lager taste like grains,cereal,toasted corn but on the finnish you get that trade mark anchor bitterness wich is so so so good

M:crisp,smooth and dry

Overall: what a damn good beer I love it.its cool because I am from california and this is like takeing it back old school this is my new sesion beer can put theese away all day good job anchor and r.I.p boca brewing your lager lives on

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

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Photo of Zorro
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden colored lager with a small white colored head.

Smells malty with a biscuit malt aroma. Herbal and spicy hop aroma. Slight citrus aroma.

Starts out dry with a good bite of bitterness. Hard water mineral bite. Little bit of toasted grain flavor but mostly this is pretty dry with a solid hop bite to it.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice clean lager from Anchor Stream, something lighter that is well suited to drink with lunch.

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Photo of raynmoon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks average, crystal clear. Probably just pale malt used in it. It looks very summery and refreshing.

Smells sweet, slightly fruity and touch of a house yeast character. Basically: smells like an Anchor beer.

Hmmm, whoa. Its very nostalgic in the taste. It has that bready, cereal quality, but with a nice bitterness and a very slight "skunky" taste, but it somehow works. It lingers with a nice bitterness and a touch of citrus.

I think Anchor has got something nice here. It's like a fancy coors ha. This will replace a lot of summertime beers for me.

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Photo of esdeebrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from draft at Anchor Brewing's tasting room. More hoppy than a typical lager, which is appropriate for California beer if atypical for the style. Pleasant piney taste with crisp, mouthwatering finish. Thin lacing. Pleasant effervescence. Crispness makes it right at home in the ranks of German lagers- interesting, since the crispness seems to come from hops instead of water minerality. I'll be having lots of this while I visit the Bay Area!

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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,162 ratings.
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