chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber to red. Very little aroma. Very light flavor with a crisp burnt type of flavor/ Smooth finish. A fair beer
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Bronze color, nose of caramel and light fruity hops and strawberry. The flavor is lightly sweet and crisp with hops. Finishes creamy and light, meh.
Foxbush (1280) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is another beer tasted at the Karl Strauss Brewery and resturant in Carlsbad. It was not my favorite. There was a red color with modest head. The taste was of spices but some sweetness. They claim suble taste of dates and toffee. I could not confirm those flavors.
jlock777 (2) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great sweet malty san diego beer. A tribute to malt lovers everywhere. Highly recomended.
patrick767 (3573) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Tap - Looks good, smells good. Caramelly malts dominate the flavor, but it’s actually balanced pretty well. Mild, pleasant hops bite in the finish.
kseecs16 (1205) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this while waiting for a plane at LAX - perhaps the airport tap was watered down ro something, but I kind of got the impression other rates did, but much more sedated/watered down. Served in a pint glass with a thin head and a amber copper color. Not too much aroma perhaps the hint of hops and malt. A nice smooth feel going down with a malty flavor but nothing really jumping out at me. Again perhaps it was the setting and the beer was served fairly cool.
hannaugh (10) - Fullerton, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this beer. It’s pretty to look at, smell’s great, and is very flavorful, especially considering I’ve only had it from a bottle. It’s got a bit of sweetness to it with a bitter finish. Very smooth going down considering the amount of carbonation. My aunt lives right next to the brewery, so I should go try it from tap there.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from the brewpub. Tasted during trip to California. Reddish brown colour with a weak head. Great aroma of sweetness, caramel and toffee. Nice flavour of toffee and hints of light roasted barley, the taste ends up smooth with little dry and bitterness.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured a brown color w/ orange highlights; thin lasting head and medium lasting lacing. The aroma had malt, and caramel, but it was thin. The flavor had a hint of chocolate and caramel, malts, and a hint of candy. The mouthfeel was lt to medium bodied, and creamy.
steview (1020) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very cremey, smooth, and quite malty. peanuts, toast... hops are slightly pronounced with floral and citrus notes. aroma of toffee, primarily. downfall is the prickly, yet crisp, but watery mouthfeel that seems to override the cremey palate. whatever, i liked it a lot. but i think having it at a hookah bar in downtown San Diego helped a lot...