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Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pre-release sample at Beverages4less homebrew tasting event. Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head. The aroma is overtly funky with tart fruits, vanilla and oak. The flavor, like the nose, showcases sour red fruits aged superbly in oak with a bit of cocoa at the end for added complexity . The palate is creamy and silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering chocolates and cherries. Overall: Very tasty--a first rate sour.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
10/16/014. 22 oz. bottle. Red-brown with a frothy white head. Sweet fruity aromas with hints of oak. Light tartness, oak, dark fruit flavors with a sour finish. A winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (894) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Pours ruby red with long lasting off white head. Tart, cherry and oak aroma. Cherry, oak, tart and funk flavors. Medium tartness. Cherry and oak finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Acétique imprégné de sucres fruités, des bulles chocolatées percent également. La soupe est balancée, peu tannique et digeste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle... Pours Longhorn-orange with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. The nose features oodles of white oak. Light to medium bodied with airy, Champagne-like carbonation. Way over-carbonated in both the pour and the palate. The flavor is very tart - period. Finishes tart and bone-dry.
Of note: After stirring the excess carbonation out of the beer, the flavor kicked a whole lot more ass. Bonus points = .3
Thanks goes out to growler for sharing this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3496) - 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 isn’t 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 it’s 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 (4960) - 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 (348) - 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 (2731) - 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 (6860) - 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 (752) - 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!


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