Anchor California Lager | Anchor Brewing Company

very good
1,197 Ratings
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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Transparent wheat field color with bubbly white head that fades. Aroma of fresh grains, cereal, mild honey. Tastes crisp: cereal, fresh grains, honey, cereal sweetness, and dry. Light in body with light carbonation. Crisp and mildly sweet.

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Had this poured into a pint glass, my fourth Anchor review. Not usually a big lager guy, but I was in the mood, and this one wasn't bad I must say. The color is a clear golden, dark for a lager though. Limited head, but good lacing for a lager. The taste was malt and biscuits, definitely a slight sweetness to it. Mild aroma, nothing too exciting. Decent.

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Anchor California Lager from Anchor Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,197 ratings.
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