bigbish (640) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent amber. Slightly thick and sweet on the palate. Lots of malt character that is well balanced by the hops. I drink a lot of this at the airport every time I’m in town.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from the gas station. Aroma is of malt and faint honey. Mouthfeel is light, high carbonation, light bitterness, well balanced by the sweet honey and cinnamon flavors, before a solid bitter finish. Cinnamon notes are particularly pleasant in this beer. Not bad, for an amber.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber. Nutty aromatics. Medium bodied, straightforward red ale. Nutty malts, but somewhat thin. Could use more hops to create some complexity. Medium finish.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored pour with little to no head. Malty, caramel aroma with a caramel toffee finish. This was ok.
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
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a white head. Malt forward, caramel, toffee, sweet with almost no bitterness.
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BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty good little beer. Its really malty! Sweet and flavorful, smooth. Pale Ale with sweetness. Overall pretty good, dark fruit hints, malty and crisp.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear lightly hazy amber ruby with small off white head. Chalky malty floral aromas. Toffee, biscuit, sickly sweet malts, jelly, grapes, currants and floral aromas. Medium body, medium carbonation - a touch dry, but sickly sweet tofee and artificial sweetness through the finish with an ongoing floral hop character.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Karl Strauss at the San Diego Airport. Dark copper pour, with ruby highlights. Light tan head, with fair amount of lace. Not much of a nose, but what there is of it is malty. Malty flavor, caramel, nice body, mild finish. Very refreshing.
wheresyourball (553) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear red with a minimal head. Nose is malt, caramel, hops. Taste follows and is quite simple. Amazing that a few years ago, I loved this beer.