Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a deep orange color with light lacing of the head. Slightly malty with caramel notes. The body had hints of hoppiness, but they faded quickly. More bitterness shows as the beer warms just slightly.
Krawtschenko (4) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 8, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Draft at Old Columbia brewery. A very nice amber lager. Nice copper color, medium head retention. Caramel malty taste balanced with a hoppy finish. Not my favorite KS beer but a good beer to take to parties where the normal beer offered is MGD. Nice way to introduce people to micro brews.
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a dark amber color with a small off white head. Sweet and malty. Toffee and caramel. A little one dimensional for my tastes.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty. Not really feeling the "touch of spice from the hops". Good beer to throw down the hatch all damn night. Yaaaayyy!
ghawener (1453) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Light copper colour. Sweet aroma of berries, caramel. Taste is sweet and fruity, nice bittersweet and full of character.
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Copper brass color with a thin white pillow head. Aroma is light and resembles a pale lager. A tad sweet flavor of caramel and malt. Not much spice or hop noticed, but i do like the sour notes of green grape given off. A standard beer that i could drink a whole keg of.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light malty aroma, taste is of light caremel malts. Nice and refreshing but nothing spectacular.
mjg74 (2474) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color. Tastes a little bit of caramel. Has a slight licorice type flavor. Easy drinking but not great.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light aroma; dry and hoppy flavor. Nicely done. To date, this is the best Karl Strauss beer that I have sampled. Found on tap at home in San Diego.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 20, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery looking, amber/copper. Very small, white head. Smells nearly of nothing, maybe soapy malt. Light malt/vegetable taste with minimal coffee hop kick. Aftertaste is nill. Sampled on tap at the Los Angeles Int’l Airport.