Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Clear, honey gold. Nice head retention. Fleeting smell of spice in nose. Agreeable, mellow malt character. No hops to speak of. Lingering corn on finish. Meh.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, wispy white head, light sweet caramel malt aroma, rich caramal malt flavor, a bit of sweetness well balanced by nice earthy hops, a very nice amber with flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel, bread, amber, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Light caramel aroma. Clean amber color with a white head. A bit thinnish. Moderate carbonation. Starts with caramel malt, underlaid by a harsher malt note. Not a great deal of bitter. Clean finish with detectable bitter. It meets the style.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Karl Strauss. Golden brown amber with creamy white head. Crisp clean malty taste with notes of toffee and bread.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Local San Diego favorite, Tap beer is distinctly differnet from bottled beverage. The tap variety is made here in San Diego--the bottled version is contract brewed in Stevens Point WI. This rating is for bottled product. 12 oz bottle pours medium amber with an off-white crinolin head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor matches aroma but there is little bite or kick. Finish is bland and somewhat unsatisfying. Better than any of the mass produced major labels. Very sessionable mlid ale.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a brilliant copper amber color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Head retention is good and so is the lacing. Aromas of caramel malts and dried hay though not offensive. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. A well balanced brew w/ a nice hop essence. Not too malty. Good structure. The finish is bittered perfectly. I am impressed.
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had in San Diego at a wedding...other choices were heineken, miller light and corona. So, this was the obvious choice. Fairlyl simple and straightforward, medium body, good mix of sweet and bitter. Didn’t get to pour it out, but it seems more like an in the bottle drinker. Decent
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Good homebrew flavor. Clean lingering wisps on glass. Next to hefe, one of my preferred beers at Karl Strauss. The restaurant in Sorrento Valley is beautiful.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the Karl Strauss Beer Garden in the San Diego Airport. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head. The aroma had lots of vinegar backed with some caramel. Malty flavor mixed with some hops that makes it somewhat sour. Light chocolate background. Light body. This one is just not right. With all the awesome breweries in the San Diego area this is the best you can put in the airport to send people off with?