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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2003
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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1280) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Local consideration at Pizza Port Solena Beach. Some lace, some yeast noted, and some toasted malt. Not all that bad but this style is fairly commonplace and topped by many. Easy drink and beats a macro, not way out of a place in the incredible California beer landscape.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
Bottle in Marina Del Rey. Red-amber color with tall, tan head. Mild hoppy aroma. A bit soapy and a little bland, but not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Medium to dark amber. Nice head. No aroma. Somewhat malty and sweet, though not cloying. Not much hop character. Ultra clean finish. Bland.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2008
eh, it was free. two 6 packs. ill finish them but i wont make any effort to get any more

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyJ (4369) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Not very good at all, I would not buy this. Sweet caramel malt, small amount of hops. Fairly easy to drink, it just doesn’t taste good though. I would not get this unless it was free.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2012
Nice drinkable beer, Nothing special to be fair. But enjoyable and easy to drink. Nice sweet malts though a little watey. Expected something a little more.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
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.


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