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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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86
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 6.18%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

5801 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, California, 92008-4609
United States
phone: (760) 431-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @karl_strauss

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(Place added by: xlperro)
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the_encinitan

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2014 14:28:53 | More by the_encinitan
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-08-2014 14:24:38 | More by BColton1
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EJosesA

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-07-2014 07:01:53 | More by EJosesA
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jcallover34

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

05-12-2014 00:00:58 | More by jcallover34
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-10-2014 00:13:10 | More by Soto
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-29-2013 01:54:47 | More by jenray
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GatorCoop

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-15-2013 03:14:49 | More by GatorCoop
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Idrankitall

California

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

I went in to get a growler fill after getting a free growler from my brother. I had tried there beers in the past and have never been too impressed. I live down the street but because of my experience with the beers I was never too inclined to visit. When I went in around 7pm on a Thursday it was packed, there was hardly an open table, luckily I was just going to the bar.

The beer selection was small, just there usual year round variety and two others. The two others were a Tower 20 a IIPA cask version of their Tower 10 IPA, and there were no growler fills on that one. The other was a berliner weisse flavored with pomegranate, which no one seemed to be ordering. When I asked for a taster the bartender seem shocked that I wanted to try it. It was actually very refreshing and quite tasty.

I did not try the food so I can not rate it, but by the looks of how packed it was I would say it is good.

Overall the best beer there was their least sold, and the atmosphere seemed like a restaurant that served beer. Albeit a nicer restaurant, they seemed more focused on the food than the beer.

08-02-2013 17:27:21 | More by Idrankitall
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betterbitter

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Stumbled on this place after a day at Legoland. The interior was pretty generic - nice but not as unique as some national chains even. Standard kids menu. I ordered a flight of beer and their specialty, mac & cheese. Both were outstanding! (Although the Flan-Diddy-Anders Red was SO sour I could barely drink it.) Our waitress was excellent as well. Overall, an enjoyable evening and good beers.

07-29-2013 23:21:00 | More by betterbitter
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Seanibus

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

not bad, particularly after a long day at next-door Legoland. The food is decent, the beer is OK (though I find it fairly amateurish both in bottle and on draft). The atmosphere is generic stripmall pub, but the service is perky and attentive. This location is next door to a business oriented hotel and the day we visited, the bar was dominated by what appeared to be coworkers attending some kind of convention, and as a result they were insanely loud. Not a bad stop, but nothing to go out of the way for.

02-15-2012 04:58:05 | More by Seanibus
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Carlsbad, CA
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.