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Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
22 oz. bomber from Costco. It pours a dark red color with a super tall fizzy orange head. The aroma has some mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail, oak, black cherry, raisins and rich balsamic. Pretty nice. The flavor is similar with more sherry, balsamic, cherry, raisins, oak and a rather sharp acid character that isnít all that unwelcome. A bit spicy and alcoholic in the finish, but it gets nicer and richer as it warms. I was really impressed with this one. I would have been slightly disappointed if I paid $16 for this, but at $5.50 a bottle itís a steal. A pretty nice Flanders Red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Hazy brown with an off white head. Nose is wood, tart, acidic, cherry and funky. Smooth palate, wood, cherries, tart, acidic, easy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (302) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
A bit tart, fruity like cherry, oak, some sweetness, dry, light, refreshing, delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
10 apr 2014, bottle. Pink/amber. Nose is sour, sweet, cherries? Thin body, dry, fizzy, almost sets teeth on edge. Sugary Flemish red. More sweet than sour. Has hints if oak and unusual hints of something like rotten fruit. Overall it's very good but there are some odd notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Bronze beer with a big tan head. Tart and red/dark fruit aroma with light oak. Tart/sour flavor with light red/dark fruit and light oak. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger with light dark fruit and oak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Poured from the bottle, I did not get a geyser. However my sister dropped a bottle and said it blew up! From costco. Aroma is nice, fruity, sour. Flavor is better, fruity, oak y. Really good beer. Very fizzy. Nice red colour as well. Sacramento beer week starts tomorrow, very exciting!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Pours a dark red brown with minimal head. Aroma is oak, cherry and slight tartness. Flavor is the same, very dry, lacks the tartness I would like.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1206) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Still, boring pour. Oaky, plenty of barrel, mild cherries, oxidized/drywall, soft sourness. Mediocre.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
I didnít read the warnings here first, and sure enough this thing came geysering out of the bottle. Poured into a shaker glass. Color is a dark amber with a very fizzy tan head that settles down fairly quickly. Aroma has definite sour, cherry, and oak notes. Flavor is nicely sour and tart with some sweetness as well to balance things out. Various fruit notes come through, seems like cherry and grapes primarily. Iím not getting much of the oak in the flavor other than perhaps a touch on the finish. This has a nicely tart palate without being overly sour and despite the high level of carbonation, this seems like itís been smoothed out a bit by the oak. Actually quite refreshing! As long as youíre prepared to catch this when it comes flying out of the bottle, this is pretty good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1013) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Good thing I read warnings about this being a gusher. I had a glass ready and only wasted a few ounces. ~Tart acetic sour aroma of cherry and peach as well as prune. Light earthy mustiness and light caramel. ~Pours a dark red/amber color with lasting small very bubbly head. ~Sour throughout in flavor with mixtures of fruit. Im getting pear, cherry, peach and prune or raisin. Some caramel chocolate as well, but very subdued. ~Medium light bodied with high CO2 that quickly turns frothy. Lingering acetic cherry finish. ~Enjoyable beer. Way overcarbonated. I couldnt drink more than a glass of this before messing up my stomach.


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