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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a half ton of caramelized malts, this bold red ale has caramel and toffee flavors, notes of dried raisins and currants, and a slightly sweet finish.
Color: 30 SRM
Bitterness: 17 IBU
Gravity: 15° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Draft. Poured deep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head that lingered well. Sweet malty nose, with hints of spice. Very malty, sweet ale with a slight hop presence. A little unbalanced as an amber ale, really reminded me more of a scottish style. Smooth, medium body and creamy carbonation.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Audio (18) - san diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
Not a huge fan of Ambers, not a huge fan of Karl Strauss. This one is just OK. Let's just say it's drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
This beer has lots of aroma. You can smell lots of malt but the hops too. Pretty red color. Pretty good overall.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Draft, color and aroma is more like a brown then an amber. Caramel, honey, oak. Taste is too sweet, slightly spicey with caramel. Unbalanced and doesn’t show an hop character.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2970) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Pours an amber color. Aroma is sweet and fruity, with a little bit of graininess. Flavor is a bit malty with a caramel type sweetness in the background. Average amber.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Crystal clear amber to red. Very little aroma. Very light flavor with a crisp burnt type of flavor/ Smooth finish. A fair beer

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
pours a clear copper with a small light beige head, and good lacing. smell is of sweet malt, some hops in back, and some caramel. taste is of malt, caramel, a little sweetness, and a touch of spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1269) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Draught. Reddish brown, no head. Subtle caramel aroma with hint of seaweed. Light body and carbonation. Flavour is caramel with some fruit and no bitterness. Overall a fine drinkable but unexceptional beer.


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