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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
With the first batch of his namesake Amber, Karl shared a beer and a passion that changed brewing in San Diego. Imported Munich malts give our original flagship the deep bronze color and crisp toasted malt flavors of a Vienna-style lager, while Cascade hops and our proprietary yeast strain lend a smooth body and clean finish. Brewed in small batches since 1989, Karl Strauss Amber remains San Diegoís original session beer.

Karl spent his life making beer. He believed that behind every beer recipe was an inspiration, and behind every pint was a story waiting to be told. Karl Strauss Amber was his story, a story that challenged and inspired a new generation of brewers. Today we brew our own stories, while raising a pint to the man and the beer that started it all.

Alcohol by Volume: 4.5%
Color: 15 SRM
Bitterness: 18 IBU
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs, six-packs and twelve-packs.

Note:Formerly Karl Strauss Amber Lager, 4.2% and 16 IBU.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Beer pours light amber with an egg white head that is retained. Aroma is restrained aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is malty with a bit of roastiness, a bit grainy. Reasonable carbonation. Not bad for a lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Pours a nice light reddish bronze. tiny white head which goes by by real fast. Good complex malts for a lager. Good girlie beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours to a nice amber/bronze body with a thin white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is floral hops with torrified grains. The flavor is lightly hoppy toffee with a light "original" bubblegum. The palate is medium-light bodied, over carbonated, and is lightly metallic. Not a beer Iíd get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This is one of my favorite ambers to drink.....if I wanna get hammerd. I had a keg of this beer for super bowl, and it was awsome. A very easy beer to drink. It had enough flavor for the guys, yet easy for the girls to take down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Ruby color, nose of raspberry and some diacetyl. Flavor is tart and sweet with fruit, odd. Finishes sulfuric, way fruity for a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 This was my first Karl Strauss while visiting my son in Oceanside, CA. The color was a clear amber with a frothy head that was white. The rich taste of spices and malt were ballanced with a slightly sweet finish. This was similar to many of the Yuenlings I have enjoyed on the East coast. This is an easy drinking beer that would be satisfying anytime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2006
(Draught) Pours a dark amber body with moderate off-white head. Aroma of toaste malt, caramel, and florals. Flavor of caramel, malt, and light citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle. This pours a nice amber color with a good malty aroma. This is a sweet beer, medium body, and easy to drink. The taste is subtle, but good. This is an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Tap - Smells sweet and tastes a bit sweet. This would make a decent session beer and I think thatís the goal. Itís pretty good, but Iím not too impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
On tap from the brewpub. Tasted during trip to California. Amber clear colour with a weah head. Light malty nose. Very light flavour of malt some sweetneess, hoppy and bitterness.

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