During our trip to California, Val and I got to try some beers from Karl Strauss. Let’s see how they were.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a San Diego, California-based craft brewery with eleven brewpub locations across Southern California and an onsite tasting room at their main brewery in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Besides being available at its own brewpubs the company’s beers are distributed across all of California. Karl Strauss is the oldest surviving brewery in San Diego County, having been founded in 1989, and is credited with launching the county’s rise to prominence in the craft brewing industry. Based on 2016 sales volume it is the 47th largest brewery in the United States. In 2016 Karl Strauss was declared the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.”
Random: I have never had a Karl Strauss beer before.
The beer poured with a one finger, cream colored head that was relatively thick. It dissipated at a moderate pace. The body was reddish and had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some sweet malt with caramel and had a floral, hoppy note as well. The taste had a decent amount of hops with some floral notes. There was a sweetness with brown sugar and caramel. The body was medium thickness and had a lots of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with flowers. I thought this was a nice beer and would have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0