Laguna Beach Brewing Reviews




Marheb
3.2
Laguna Beach Canyon Road
Purée de fruits, sucre brun et caramélisation asséchante. Équilibré et sobre.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.3
Laguna Beach Greeters Pale Ale
16oz draft pour in Bad to the Bone, a BBQ joint in San Juan Capistrano on 15th May 2016. Tap handle called it ’Mr Greetings Ale’. Reddy brown body with a wispy head. Decent blend of hops and semi-sweet maltiness with the mildly citrus flavoured malts just about winning in both the aroma and taste, went well with my BBQ chicken.
Monday, May 16, 2016

drfabulous
3
Laguna Beach Greeters Pale Ale
22 ounce bottle thanks to BeerinTummy. I guess this is not retired. Medium malt and hop build. Mediocre.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

rollinsr
3.2
Laguna Beach Second Reef Session Ale
Pours clear yellow with a film of white head. Aroma is faint yeast esters with a barnyard character to it. Incredibly smooth to drink with mild citrus fruits and a doughy malt tinge. Sessionable indeed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 09, 2015

BlackHaddock
2.9
Laguna Beach Second Reef Session Ale
8th May 2015: in a flight of six at the excellent Brewhouse, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, Pale blonde body with a white head, hop lead to this brew, but nothing strong or overpowering: decent blend without testing your taste buds too greatly. A nice gentle start to the ’session’.
Saturday, May 09, 2015

beermaker69
1.8
Laguna Beach Blackball Lager
Really disappointed in this beer. Aroma was very mild and the appearance was not crisp. It was hyped to me but the balance was off.
Sunday, July 24, 2011

lordhumungus
3
Laguna Beach Grateful Red Imperial Red Ale
Pleasant malty brew with nicely balanced hops. Plenty of kick up front but a little lacking in depth of finish.
Monday, November 20, 2006

awaisanen
3.2
Laguna Beach Thousand Steps Stout
On tap at the brewpub. Pours the color of root beer, but topped with a fabulously thick, creamy tan head. Light aromas of milk chocolate, malt balls, and a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Rather sweet flavors with a touch of sour fruits, suggesting apricots sauteed in a dry chardonnay, making a very odd, but interesting flavor dimension for a sweet stout. The finish brings out more of the chocolate and classic oatmeat stout flavors.
Saturday, July 29, 2006

awaisanen
3.7
Laguna Beach Grateful Red Imperial Red Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Pours the color of a deep crimson sunset topped with a finger of foamy ivory head. Nice hoppy aroma balanced by some caramel sweetness and a touch of cayenne pepper. Full bodied, richly carbonated mouthfeel that brings plenty of flavors to the palate. Nice balance of malty tones, sweetness, hop bitterness, and even some spice. Caramels, christmas fruit cake, raspberries, and ruby red grapefruit hop characters stand out as unique on the palate. Quite tasty, and the alcohol is well hidden for such a big bodied beer.
Saturday, July 29, 2006

awaisanen
3
Laguna Beach Old St. Barts Winter Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a light translucent color of mahogony tinged amber with a very light dusting of a ring of bubbly head. Interesting aroma of cinnimon spice and brown sugar, topped off with a squeeze of lemon juice. Medium bodied mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. Loads of fresh ginger is immediately detectable on the palate, along with more lemon sourness, some funk, and a touch of grassy hops toward the finish. Quite interesting and polarizing, but well worth the try.
Saturday, July 29, 2006

BeerLimey
3.1
Laguna Beach Thousand Steps Stout
Reddish brown appearance, fruity aroma. Smooth chocolate flavor but very mild. Sweet berry fruitiness takes over. Mild and dry in the finish.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
3.4
Laguna Beach Blackball Lager
Dark reddish brown appearance. Fruity malt aroma. Sweet fruity, red wine palate, mild roastiness, finishes fairly sweet.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
2.6
Laguna Beach John Bullington Special Bitter
Clear copper appearance. Malty caramel and toffee aroma. Mild palate, slight biscuity malt and toffee. Mild finish.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
3.2
Laguna Beach Heisler Hefeweizen
Clouded pale amber appearance. Strong banana yeast aroma and flavor, mild spice. Sweet and fruity.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
3
Laguna Beach Coast Highway Common
Pale lightly hazed amber hue. Grainy, fruity aroma. Light bodied, mild biscuity tones, fairly fruity, sweet overall, nice easy drinker but not much depth.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
3.1
Laguna Beach Rockpile Red
Clear yellow appearance. Malty, grainy aroma with noticeable raspberry. Raspberry dominates flavor, but its a very light bodied palate and works pretty well. Reminds me a little of Saxer Lemon Lager which worked for the same reasons.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

BeerLimey
3.1
Laguna Beach Blonde Lager
Clear yellow appearance. Grainy, biscuity (ale like) aroma. Light refreshing palate, nothing offensive, dry, mildly grainy, clean slightly fruity finish. Sweet aftertaste.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

elnadeau
3.1
Laguna Beach Greeters Pale Ale
On tap. I got the sampler at this brewery/restaurant while watching a football game there. This APA is not their best brew; they have a very good Red Ale and a Belgian that is quite nice as well. This APA is fairly typical but had just a bit of something odd, paper-like in the finish. Probably worth another try.
Monday, January 26, 2004

jstu9
3.5
Laguna Beach Greeters Pale Ale
(tap) I found Laguna Beach BC, and headed it. I only had time to have one beer and decided for the Pale Ale. The head was... pretty un-beer like, reminded me of pop or macro-brewed beer. It was cloudy, dirty brownish color. So, first impression wasn't all that good. But it was fresh, a typical pale ale flavor. Nice aroma, nice hoppiness. It was really quite enjoyable. Wish i had had time for another.
Monday, June 09, 2003