Hansen (6653) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled by friends who brought it from US. An ok ale, ruby colour, medium head. Corn-flakes flavor, bitter finish.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Copper color with an off-white head. Light aroma - some malt. Malty flavor with some toffee and low fruitiness - plum/date. Fairly rich flavor.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Everyone says this is the best Karl Strauss has to offer. Its a decent beer. Good color, malty sweet with a lasting finish. Pretty thin, not remarkable. For a lighter beer, I think the Amber Lager is a much better alternative.
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer brought to me from San Diego. Has a great rich red color with a mild head that doesn’t last very long. Has a sweet malty caramel kind of taste. Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer and will enjoy my 6-pack before it runs out.
jb (2197) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something about drinking amber ales in pints at "pubs" clicks with me. Had this one at the ESPN club in Anaheim. Dark amber, creamy palate with a nice malty taste. Some hops in finish, I detected little in the aroma department.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Sheraton San Diego - Darkish amber in color. The beer may have been too cold, but it did not seem to have a strong/distinctive aroma. Not much going in the hop arena either. Decent maltiness. Not much going on here...
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on Columbia Street. Amber in color. Weak in aroma. Mild malty sweetness with honey flavors. Low carbonation. No head. Flavor is mild. Medium palate with little aftertaste.
erisdiscordia (2) - Chula Vista, California, USA - APR 6, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I Don’t know why but this drink reminds me a lot of sierra nevada...Which isn’t a bad thing Since I love sierra Nevada. I liked this drink Although I prefer Stone’s as far as Local beer goes.
fordest (2005) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Red color. Sweet aromas that carry over into the flavor. Maybe a bit too sweet. Hints of caramel and malt.
Juleslovesbeer (1) - Santee, California, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just tried this beer yesterday for the first time and I absolutely LOVED it! Besides the fact that it is locally brewed, I really enjoyed the caramel taste plus the full-bodied stout taste.