saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Medium head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, grass, malt and hops.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at San Diego Airport bar. Pours a Clear copper with a thick creamy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet caramel malt and smooth finish. Easy to drink a good vienna from Karl Strauss.
grimreaperguru (216) - santee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a golden amber color with a short lived fizzy off white head.The aroma was of a light caramel sent.The flavor was of a very watered down malt taste.The body was thin with a weird aftertaste.Overall it was okay at best.
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is what it is.... I micro wanna-be which is really just mass-produced beer designed to appeal for "craft" drinkers who wanna slam a 6-pack. Nothing exciting going on here, and really boring. I’ve had much better vienna lagers.
o_Merlin_o (130) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Fairly weak beer with watered down taste. Only redeeming value is its looks - a nice head of fine microbubbles.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange color, aroma of toast, grain, flavor of grain, toast, slightly fruity, watery, clean and crisp, good for the style
Thisis12ptfont (711) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight orange and vanilla notes on the nose. Darkened shade of amber/gold appearance with no foam. Flavors of subtle orange, apricot and faint vanilla. A lot of sweetness going on, a little too much for my liking. Overall, a pretty decent lager. A little too sweet although, pleasant drinkability. I’d give this a C+ rating.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pretty average. commercialized. Decent amber would definitely pull this from the cooler before a BIG3. nothing to right home about though.
Nik925 (727) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
San Diego Baaastin Laagaa? Credit where credit is due to both Boston Beer Co and KS...but this isn’t a great beverage. Aroma and palate are almost not there...Looks nice but the flavor isn’t worth commenting on. I wish KS all the success BBco has had, and if they need a flavorful boring beer to drive that success, so be it. That being said, this is a flavorful boring beer.
yackery (144) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Fast dissolving head and very thin lacing over clear amber body. Aroma is apple juice and apple bread and a hint of hard candy. Taste is mildly bittersweet. Palate is soft and smooth. Overall, despite the commercial hype, this beer is just OK and besides being clean and light, doesn’t try to be anything crafty.