beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on 12/8/2009. This marzen pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and floral. A medium bodied marzen. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Kind of benign and inoffensive tasting beer, not a whole lot of flavor. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
grimreaperguru (209) - santee, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light clear copper with a foamy off white head.Got a caramel aroma with hopy notes to it.Flavor is malty and a little hopy.Very easy to drink.Overall a good brew by Karl Strauss.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the World Market Winter Beer Box! Poured in an AR-MEN glass. Light copper with an off-white head that went three-fingers. Nice caramel aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Not quite medium body - thinnish even - with frothy carbonation. It’s bready, and there’s a lot of flavor in it. Not much hop, so I guess the malt combo is showing its stuff. Not sweet though. Refreshing actually.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice amber color. Smells about right for the style. Sweet but way too much corn notes in this. Could use some extra malt or some rye to balance.
BeerGeyser (36) - San Marcos, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Carlsbad, Ca Karl Strauss brewpub. It poured as a clear amber and had a sweet malty aroma. It had a nicely balanced malty flavor. This beer had a flavorfull "biscuity" after taste which was very appealing. When you are not in the mood for a hoppy beer but would like one that goes with any food on your plate, try this one. You won’t be disappointed.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber that starts with a decent head that completely subsides. The body is rather clear.
Aroma: Sweet and bready grain initially, also some caramel notes as well.
Taste: Burnt sugars, bready grain and ever so slight bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a clean finish.
Overall: A unique, yet really familiar Oktoberfest lager.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Carlsbad location. Orange yellow color. Small caramel aroma. Leans dry. Easy to drink. Nice.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured in weihenstephan dimpled mug. Pours a bright copper with medium off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, toasted malts, Bread. Flavor is light caramel malts. mild citrus hops. Light bodied.
ghawener (1374) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: At Pat and Oscars to try the restaurant and by the way a new brew. Foods was good, and the beer ok.
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Getting notebook online. Draft at SDFOB 2007. Poured copper with a small white head. Flavors were just not right. The bitter of the hops and and sweet malt fought. Or maybe the malt was just bitter. Not my thing.