Thursday, February 18, 2016

Anchor California Lager

This 4.9% ABV lager is from the Anchor Brewing Company of San Francisco, California. It is based on the 1876 recipe of the first lager brewed in California. It uses Cluster hops, which was the premier 19th century California hop.

The beer pours dark honey to light amber in color. There is an inch of thick, foamy, white head. The aroma is grass, straw, flowers, honey. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes, first sweet, then finishing with a strong grassy bitterness. The beer drinks smooth, yet crisply carbonated and refreshing. This is a nice lager.  

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