dbingham (69) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A whole lot of Munich malt here -has a tootsie roll flavor, very flavorful for a Vienna. I like it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
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.
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 !!!!
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice for a day-to-day beer. Good aroma, taste and body. It's my new basic beer, but not any better (or worse) than Sam Adams.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice dark lager, crisp and easy drinking. Poured with a cream colored head that lasted halfway through glass; some lacing. Clear, medium amber color. Subtle floral hop bouquet; sweet caramel malt in the nose; some acidity acidity and green apple. Palate is firm bodied with a crisp carbonation; softens as the glass warms. Flavor starts with malt sweetness and crisp acidity which carries to mid-palate where a hint of green apple emerges briefly before finishing somewhat dry with a residual malt sweetness; pleasant yeasty-bready aftertaste. Mild hop bitterness evident throughout. I wouldn't hesitate bringing this to a gathering.
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rather malty. A bit more sweet than average. A fairly average beer overall--if someone gave me a blind taste test, I likely wouldn’t be able to ID this one! Quite drinkable, though not gourmet by any means.
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
milty908 (13) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and drinkable, sweet nutty taste, just right on the palate - not too light not too heavy. Easy to drink and goes great with any meal.
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised by the reviews. I had it at LAX, and have been trying to get some of it ever since.