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 (1425) - 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.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours to a nice amber/bronze body with a thin white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is floral hops with torrified grains. The flavor is lightly hoppy toffee with a light "original" bubblegum. The palate is medium-light bodied, over carbonated, and is lightly metallic. Not a beer I’d get again.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my favorite ambers to drink.....if I wanna get hammerd. I had a keg of this beer for super bowl, and it was awsome. A very easy beer to drink. It had enough flavor for the guys, yet easy for the girls to take down.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Ruby color, nose of raspberry and some diacetyl. Flavor is tart and sweet with fruit, odd. Finishes sulfuric, way fruity for a lager.
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 This was my first Karl Strauss while visiting my son in Oceanside, CA. The color was a clear amber with a frothy head that was white. The rich taste of spices and malt were ballanced with a slightly sweet finish. This was similar to many of the Yuenlings I have enjoyed on the East coast. This is an easy drinking beer that would be satisfying anytime.