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 wouldnít 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.
DennisD (12) - USA - APR 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma - cereal, malty, caramel
appearance - amber, clear, tan foam, good head
This beer is medium bodied with flavors of cereal, caramel, slightly nutty and a nice balance of hops.
fishean (12) - Palmdale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/4 Keg from valencia bevmo. 6/2/06. a darker amber color. Aroma is toasty carmellike sweetness with a hint of citrus. Taste is clean malty flavor. Ever-so slight/mild bitter end. Very good with steak. Wife loves it too! another Karl Strauss winner!
jnageljr (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On the palate this beer has slightly malty finish that evokes a bite of wheat bread. Stands alone well.
steve_4962 (10) - USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Once you open the bottle, itís very hard to put it down. The only part you put down is the beer down your throat. Itís awesome!