California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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1,224 Ratings
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:
#32,310
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
1,224
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
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Photo of flyingpig
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£2.19):
This one was a very nice Anchor offering, not their best by any means but certainly not their worst either, a great pale lager that comes out miles ahead of the run-of-the-mill macro crap. The clean and crisp taste with the hints of citrus were excellent and the beer was a very easy one to drink; a beer well worth picking up.

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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 thehardwoodsessions
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks golden, very bubbly, beautiful head. Light&tasty

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of stephens101
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
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 +1.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

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 -5.1%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,224 ratings