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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 Diego’s 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.

Specs:
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Light copper colour. Sweet aroma of berries, caramel. Taste is sweet and fruity, nice bittersweet and full of character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is weak malty fruity. Flavor is acidy malty a bit soapy sweet nicely bitter, good bitter malty finish.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Press amber with an off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some butterscotch. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (7245) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Draught @ The Old Spaghetti Factory, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, butterscotch and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13160) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
On tap. A hazy, golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is lightly butterscotch, with caramel and a touch of fruity hops. It’s medium bodied, soft, maybe a bit low on carbonation. Caramel maltyness, a touch of roasted malts and some bitterness in the flavor. Short finish. A really mediocre beer, probably won’t even do as a crossover beer. 130815

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Universal City, Ca. - on Tap at their Universal City Walk location - part of their August Sampler. Medium copper pour, light off white head, nice lace. Butty aroma, Flavor has some nutty notes, a touch of spearmint and some light citrus bitter notes. Spritzy mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krumbum (511) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Clear amber color with malty aromas. Malt driven water taste. Rinses clean from the palate. Not very exciting.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbingham (69) - - JUL 5, 2013
A whole lot of Munich malt here -has a tootsie roll flavor, very flavorful for a Vienna. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (691) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours amber color with bubbly slightly off white head. Caramel and malt aromas. Caramel, malt, bread and fruit flavors. Medium body and bready dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.


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