bonesbeer99 (2) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2002 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tastes like all other KS beers, the same .. same malt and hops profile (except for the occassional infection)
jjason2199 (1) - USA - FEB 4, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best beers i have ever had
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent vienna toned down to meet the palates of lower cal- ifornia.
Scott Owen99 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2001 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I live in San Diego. I’ve had this fresh at the brewery and in the bottle. While it is a huge improvement over BudMilloors, it certainly does not deserve to be rated anywhere near to SN’s beers. This beer is watery tasting, light on hops and malt. It reminds me of Rugenbrau Spezial.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I lived in San Diego for a while and got familiar with the Karl Strauss beers .
Overall, the tastes are conservative and nor terribly courageus but overall, high in quality compared to mass produced American swill .
Good with food .
Karl himself is pictured on the packaging but i’m not so sure he is that attractive for being on the bottle ! hahaha ... I rather NOT see him on the packaging !
Rather see one of those San Diego beach bunnies !!!!
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the guy is ugly as hell,he shouldnt be the logo,but he can brew up some mean beer.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 Strong flavored and really good. Absolutely no bitterness in this one. I had it out of the bottle too, not the tap like everyone else.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well...I guess I’m the odd man out here.
I wasn’t impressed at all by this beer.
The bottle I had was a ’gusher’ and it spewed
all over my kitchen counter. The color is much too light for
an ’amber ale’ imho. It’s a light copper color. No red notes at all.
Sort of a funky stale tasted. I may have an old bottle. I’d like to think so
since all of the other reviewers are so positive.
I’ll try it again since it seems so popular. But I’m left unimpressed.
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer on tap at one of their breweries...one of the best drinking experiences of my life
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this great Amber on tap during a recent trip to San Diego. Was glad I had the chance to try such a well done beer. Loads of toasty malt in the aroma and flavor. Fairly assertive spicy hop nose and pleasant subtle bitterness. A luscious, complex Amber brew overall. I wish I could get my hands on more!!