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Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens - Sorrento Mesa
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
9675 Scranton Road
San Diego CA 92121
Telephone: +1 858-587-2739
Brewer: Charles Isaac
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Notes

Visited: April 13, 2004

Opened: 1994

Annual Production: 100 bbl

Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens is very effectively hidden in a forest in the middle of the San Diego Tech Center. It's a real nice place once you find it, surrounded by some very impressive gardens.

Updated: July 3, 2006

Beer List

    • Date: April 13, 2004 (#5277)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright golden amber. Thick head. Mild caramel aroma. Medium body. Grainy and sweet, with some caramel flavor.

    • Date: April 13, 2004 (#5278)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright red. Huge thick head. Big fruity hops aroma, big caramel malt, and a hint of DMS. Big body, silky-smooth. Massive - but not overly sweet - caramel malt flavor, and a real nice bitterness all the way through. Alcoholic warming finish.

  • Belgian-Style Dubbel
    • Date: April 13, 2004 (#5283)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, translucent. Good head. Solvent odor on top of caramel malt. Medium body. Big banana flavor up front, followed by rather a lot of phenols.

  • American-Style Brown Ale
    12.00% abv.
    • Date: April 13, 2004 (#5280)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright red-brown. Thick head. Smells roasty and buttery. Medium-big body, creamy. Lots of sweet and roasty malt, and lots of diacetyl.

  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch

  • Padre Porter

  • Red Trolley Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Star of India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale