Barreras (1524) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red/brown color. Taste is creamy for a red ale but is good. A hint of caramel can be tasted. Not as bitter as I expected. Overall a good beer.
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A slightly hazy amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel as well as medium nots of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish. 17 IBU’s.
bergstaden (2265) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with off white head - malty taste with some bitterness from hops - nice beer
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Snojerk321. Pours a dark red with an offwhite head that goes quickly. Nose is bready and crystal malts, faint syrupy notes. Taste is better, much dryer than I expected with more of the sweet bready notes and a fruity hop character coming through with a touch of vanilla. Really, pretty decent for an amber.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice sweet, hoppy and refreshing amber. Not great, but not cloying in sweetness. A good pizza beer - but goes well with seafood too. Bready and yeasty.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) reddish light brown with small head. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet toasted malt.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint – Disneyland California Adventure – Anaheim, CA
This was cold and wet and what I needed. It had been a few dry days. The beer was malty with a decent amount of hops but the beer was buttery and sort of flat. I was not happy with paying 7 bucks for a pint.
lawless (8) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first beer I had from karl strauss and the one that made me a fan. I enjoy that roasted malts and toffee like flavors with hints of dates and currants amazing beer. The first dark beer that I enjoyed.
LAbrewcrew (7) - , Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great red, full bodied ale. The beer doesnt taste like a full bodied beer because it is so easy to drink. Very smooth with a fruity like finish to it.
ocbeergoddess (6) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This red ale has great flavor, with a slight sweetness to it. It is a fuller body beer with a toasted malt flavor to it. I really enjoy the smooth finish. Had this with some bbq chicken and it was delicious!