Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2012
Don’t mind an Irish style red ale, and this is a pretty good example of the style. It pours a deep russet red with a fairly tight beige head. Carbonation is lively which lifts the beer. Caramel and malt drive the taste, with a light, flowery overlay of hops. There’s a light flavour of wheat at the back end. Overall, a very acceptable red / amber ale. Kurtos (200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a Bronze-Red colour.
Aroma’s of mainly caramel and sultana’s.
Taste. Definitely can taste the Caramel as others have stated, but also notice Black liquorice flavours along with a slight currant flavour, almost no hop flavours but it does finish with a slight bitterness.
Palate. This is quite thick and a little syrupy in the mouth.
Overall. This is a beer that delivers a nice sweetness, yet isn’t too sweet and has no off flavours.
This beer would be very good with sticky date pudding and other desserts. Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Taster at La Jolla location. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a small tan head. Aroma is largely of caramel malts, with a slight hoppy backbone. Taste is sweet up front with a nice bold bitterness through the finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouth feel, and softer carbonation. Overall this was my favourite of the Karl Strauss brews I tried. rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. Amber with small head. Very nice red ale. Smooth with quite a bit of flavor. One of the best reds I’ve had.
supersournhops (21) - - AUG 23, 2014
Decent caramel, a little lean. good session red. easy to come by a good go to beer. never had a complaint with this one.
hansvf (898) - - APR 6, 2015
Bij de clam chowder uit plastic glas of fles. Ruikt zoet. Rodige kleur, prima schuim. Prima smaak, lekker fris fruitig. DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
Nice drop. Had several times in the last two weeks, must say I like it less each time - not sure why. Perhaps the batch was on it’s last legs by the time it got to Australia. The foam on the first few were reasonable and held OK, but the one last night hardly formed and didn’t hold.
Nice reddish brown colour - tastes of caramel and malt.
Length of palate is medium, longer than a larger - shorter than other dark ales.
Overall happy, but will look for another Irish Red Ale to become a regular other than this one. TedE (1330) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
355ml bottle into shaker. Orange/red beer with creamy head. Quite a few bubbles moving round. Nose is smoky caramel toffee. Good body, smoky tangy caramel taste. Finish is more toffee and (later) dark fruits. Excellent tasty ale. jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pours a clear copper red on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves good lace. Aroma of nice toasted red malts, a hint of nuttiness, and clean fruity ale yeast esters. Taste follows, a mild piney hop note on the back end that adds some earth. A really good Irish red, just not an exciting style. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Sampled at the Blarney Stone in Clairmont. A very nice amber ale that is packed full of hoppy and malty goodness. Really blows a lot of amber brews out of the water. Appearance is a nice dark red and flavor is smooth and hoppy. A quality brew.