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 (511) - 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.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber isn’t a great style for me, my wife likes it though, and I tryed it, abit sweet, but still hoppy enough for me to like, not bad at all, but just not my cup of tea, a decent beer for the style. Sampled from tap, Universal city.
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours light amber with an egg white head that is retained. Aroma is restrained aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is malty with a bit of roastiness, a bit grainy. Reasonable carbonation. Not bad for a lager.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice light reddish bronze. tiny white head which goes by by real fast. Good complex malts for a lager. Good girlie beer.