kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
By no means a bad beer. While it doesn’t blow me away, it is highly drinkable, has a great red-like amber color and smells of toasty hops with a tiny hint of vanilla/caramel. I think it’s one of the better Strauss beers, but it’s not exceptional.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Why do I give the same rating to all of Karl Strauss’s sampler beers? Above average beer. Nice red color. Homebrew taste. A tiny bit bitter and sharp, but decent.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brought by Tipsy to the tasting. Looks like a red ale. Almost no head. Almost no aroma. Some vanilla in the flavour. Lots of toast. Actuallly a touch better than expected.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a very good beer at all. Your much better sticking with AleSmith and Stone beers. Malty, not very hoppy at all, did not enjoy the aftertaste.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light malty aroma. Pours an amber red, thin head. Flavour is dominated by caramel malt. Sugary. I found it one-dimensional and dull
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a terrible beer...def worth a try. Very smooth, rich, nice on the palate...caramel/toffee flavor. Deep mahagony appearance... nothing too special though. Is definately one of their best offerings. Would be nice with a burger or in the sun
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Marina Del Rey. Red-amber color with tall, tan head. Mild hoppy aroma. A bit soapy and a little bland, but not bad.
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tons of caramel toffee aroma. almost a dopplebock. actually some hops too. soo much better than the lager. good body..
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Disney’s California Adventure; Nose of roasty caramel and faint hops; brown with a small beige head; flavor is toffee, caramel malt, with a molasses note, with a very light hop finish. A lot better than the Strauss Endless Summer Light I tried after it!
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Aroma is sweet toffee and some dried fruit. Appearance is a darker red than what most would consider an amber ale. Flavor is toffee, fruit, some vanilla. It is exceptionally smooth and easy to drink, but this stuff gives me a wicked hangover for some reason. Good for an amber. More flavor than most.