geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rather malty. A bit more sweet than average. A fairly average beer overall--if someone gave me a blind taste test, I likely wouldn’t be able to ID this one! Quite drinkable, though not gourmet by any means.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Columbia Street brewery. Clear copper color with lasting off white head. Aroma is light with hints of caramel maltiness and fresh dark bread. The flavor is full malt richness. Caramel and roasted malts are fresh and in good agreement. Nice even hop bite to balance the malts. Almost buttery bread finish that leaves a great aftertaste with the caramel sweetness.
garmonbozia (426) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: I enjoyed drinking this beer. It was very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Pours a beautiful amber with an off white head. Taste of caramel and malt throughout the whole beer. Very smooth mouthfeel. I wish I had more.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was average in all areas.I really wasn’t impressed with this.OK,but I like the red and stargazer much better.
bigbish (533) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent amber. On draft at the San Diego airport. Smooth, creamy texture, not too bitter. Lots of malts. Nice red color. A good session beer.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DRAFT: A very smooth, nicely flavorful lager. The aftertaste was nice and did not taste bitter. It had a spicy linger that was fairly well layered. Good flavor. Nice bronze color and very smooth. Very little head. Well done
fishean (12) - Palmdale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/4 Keg from valencia bevmo. 6/2/06. a darker amber color. Aroma is toasty carmellike sweetness with a hint of citrus. Taste is clean malty flavor. Ever-so slight/mild bitter end. Very good with steak. Wife loves it too! another Karl Strauss winner!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at the 2006 American Thoracic Society Opening reception. Who can complain about free beer when it’s a Karl? Pours amber with an off-white head. Has a nice toasted yeasty aroma. Good head retention and residual lacing. Medium body with a mild malty flavor. Mild hop bitterness, but overall well blended and a good balance. A very drinkable free beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronze red colour with minimal head. Nice caramel malts in the nose with some spicy hops. Medium bodied with a slightly dry finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla. Clear dark golden color with bubbly off white head. Pleasant caramel malt nose, almost buttery. Caramel is also prominent in the flavor. Slightly sweet. A very good amber lager that exceeded my expectations for this often bland style.