TomDecapolis (4539) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Carlsbad. Pours a translucent copper with little to no head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, lightly spicy hop notes, cereal grains and nuts. Flavor of the same. Light hop bitterness.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. The beer was a clear copper with a small off-white head. The aroma was lightly sweet with notes of caramel malt. Malty caramel flavor dominates. Light hops and bitterness on the finish.
BlackHaddock (4115) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Copper bronze clear body with a full head on top. Caramel and other malt molasses fill the nose with a mild citrus note trying to squeeze through. The taste is semi-sweet with the caramel leading the way in flavour, what ever hops there are just hover below the surface and only come out at the finish. I’m no lager fan but this did OK.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is weak malty fruity. Flavor is acidy malty a bit soapy sweet nicely bitter, good bitter malty finish.
DanielBrown (3910) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Karl Strauss/Old Columbia Grill, San Diego. Not much aroma, no head. Fairly friendly, Vienna style beer. Restrained but drinkable. Barley sugar flavouring, moments of tartness & spice on a crispy base. Very clean.
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Disney’s California Adventure; Nose was yeast, caramel, and some light piney hop notes; amber colored with a small off-white head; Tingly mouthfeel with flavor showing caramel malt balanced with some light hop bitterness.
djd07 (3868) - 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.
SHIG (3635) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: poured a orange amber with creamy off white head. Aroma was soggy cardboard. Taste is grains an malt.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla. Clear dark golden color with bubbly off white head. Pleasant caramel malt nose, almost buttery. Caramel is also prominent in the flavor. Slightly sweet. A very good amber lager that exceeded my expectations for this often bland style.
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - Smells sweet and tastes a bit sweet. This would make a decent session beer and I think that’s the goal. It’s pretty good, but I’m not too impressed.