BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice reddish appearance, good head formation. Very grainy in aroma. Sweet biscuity and toasted malt palate, mild bitterness in the finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours with a slightly cloudy, deep amber body topped by a medium thick off white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is rather weak. It's slightly sweet, malty and fruity with a slight caramel note. The flavor is similar but more pronounced. It's light to medium bodied and smooth.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red amber color with a medium off white head. Nose is light and sweet. Flavor starts caramel sweet and ends with a slight sourness. After taste has a hint of bitterness.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very nice red color with diminishing off white head. Almost no aroma to speak of. This is a very mild brew. Light caramel malt, no hops and a bland finish. Lively carbonation and I find myself searching for the "beer flavor" in this one. Is this a light beer? Not a bad quencher at all, although I would like more flavor.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It started off good, but as it is with all Karl Strauss beers, they start to taste like ass as they warm. Decent, but I would never buy it for myself
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2003 Nice ruddy color. Pretty malty. However, there was something about this brew that did not sit well with me, however. The floral notes at the finish were not balanced enough with the malts.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and a touch sweet. A medium bodied amber. Malts are nutty and a touch sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. There is a slightly harsh feel to the taste in this beer. Kind of a typical amber. Drinkable, but typical. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is harsh. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toasted Caramel sweet, lightly hopped. Something going on with the finish that makes it bitter in the back of the throat. I've had this on draft and enjoyed it much better.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright orangey-amber. All crystal malt and bread crust. What more can I say - yawn.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark auburn color. Light caramel and some fruit in the nose; some hops in there as well. The body is caramel sweet with just touch of hops towards the end.