Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ober  (58) Bommelerwaard, Netherlands | August 8, 2012
A very big brewpub and restaurant, located in an industrie area. It looks nice inside. There is a large bar were they serve their own beers. It was nice to be their and enjoy their beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (763) Kansas | June 13, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner after a long day at Legoland. The interior of the restaurant is very new, and tastefully decorated. The had 8-10 of their own beers on draft, a couple of which seemed to be special / one-offs. The food was really fresh, and much more tasty than I was expecting. My family was accommodated well, and everyone had a nice time. This was certainly a pleasant surprise - recommended after a day at Legoland.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Jabswitch  (16) Green Bay, Wisconsin | April 8, 2011
Nice contemporary atmosphere. Sat at the bar and ordered beer and entree. Food was good. Beer selection was OK. Nice service and entree was good. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup  (356) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | November 6, 2010
My favorite brewpub for breakfast - Iíve been here twice for breakfast, longingly watching the parking lot to Legoland, but never had the time to go there, since the beerhunt has been on. A good selection of beers - 10 on my first visit and 4 new ones the year after. Weíve been lucky to be served two sets of "half" samplers - also of beers, not regularly on the samplers. Nice and good priced breakfast. The interior is pretty standard - lots of low booths and soft plastic covered benches.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Brewman63  (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2010
Another brewpub located in an office complex - seems to be a theme in the San Diego area. This one is located next to the convention center. All I can say is Iím glad I went to the KS in downtown first. I was less impressed with the beer here. Might be my imagination but the same beers I had downtown (Red Trolley and Oktoberfest) were not nearly as good here. Red Trolley smelled a little skunky and the Oktoberfest didnít have much flavor at all. Completely different than what I experienced at the downtown location. The food was okay, nothing special. Itís strange that there can be such a difference between the two locations. Stick with the downtown location.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | August 11, 2010
Similar to BJís. BJís atmosphere and service, but you can only get Karl Strauss beers, which arenít that great. Didnít try the food. Typical pricing for this sort of place. Really nothing special here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy  (113) Bakersfield, California | July 6, 2009
Food and service were excellent. Beers were decent and I got three new ratings. Ahi sandwich was excellent and cooked nice and rare as it should be.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
JohnC  (163) Mission Viejo, California | August 1, 2007
I have had dinner here a couple of times. The food is good and like the other KSí Iíve been to, the beer is serviceable. But if youíre in Carlsbad and want a pint, head over to pizza port.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
wetherel  (84) Cupertino , California | July 15, 2007
A great brewery/restaurant to visit in the area (the one is sorrento valley also great). Beers have good prices, but the food is a little pricy (and very good), so I order the excellent chicken strip appetizer as a meal. Ordering the beer sampler is great too. They only offer their own beers I think. There beers are sometimes good: I like Jeff and Jerrís hootch and their hefeweizen. The location is nice to walk around and next to Legoland and the Carlsbad shopping outlet. I come here about once a month. I love it.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
panaceamc  (1) California | May 15, 2007
I work at this one, and first off I would just like to say that picture is from the LA Karl Strauss, not Carlsbad. Anyway, like I said, I work at this one and I think the food is great, the people are great, and the place has a great atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Hair  (5) Corona, California | July 6, 2006| Updated August 11, 2007
Good food. Fairly upscale and not typical brewpub food. Expensive, but not overpriced. The beer is good if you like mostly German inspired beers. The beer is certainly well-made, though not extremely unique.

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