kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
By no means a bad beer. While it doesn’t blow me away, it is highly drinkable, has a great red-like amber color and smells of toasty hops with a tiny hint of vanilla/caramel. I think it’s one of the better Strauss beers, but it’s not exceptional. bhensonb (15336) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Light medium malt aroma. Reddish amber color with a creamy off-white head. It laced a bit. Medium body; moderate carbonation. Sweet dark fruits, but not too dark, and some carame/toffee malt. Not much bitter. Arguably a very flavorful amber. Finish is not quite dry, and again, not much bitter. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/30/2006BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
clear red, wispy white head, light caramel malt aroma, rich caramel malt flavor with good notes of biscuit and toasted, light hop flavor leading to a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
On tap at Universal City location. Aroma of currants, some alcohol, a bit of caramel and maybe some smoke or scotch. Pours with an off-white head with some lacing over an amber body. Taste is of soggy malts. Its too fizzy and a bit harsh. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Brilliant copper/red with a tight tan head. Sweet toasted caramel aroma. Medium body. Decent spicy toasted caramel flavors are easy on the palate. Not too bad.
papajohn (1250) - 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. 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. 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. 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. Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, 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.