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RATINGS: 213   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Someplace in SD: Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is a bit sweet with caramel malts. Very minimal hops. Not a bad body. This would be easily sessionable, but equally easily forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Oct. 5, 2012 (purchased at BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $1.29 (with card) on Oct. 5, 2012). Less than a finger of head. Light honey caramel with iced tea head. Bad retention all-around. Smelled caramel, toffee, nutty and a very slight whiff of chocolate. Malty. Tasted a bit different than I was expecting. Got caramel and toffee up front with a decent amount of malts. Reminded me a bit of an Oktoberfest. Lots of carbonation on the tongue late, giving way to a slightly nutty finish. Light body. Thinner texture. Above average carbonation. Abrupt finish. I was hoping for a bit more, but an OK amber overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft: poured a orange amber with creamy off white head. Aroma was soggy cardboard. Taste is grains an malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jojojodio (7) - - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
Very smooth beer, I really don’t understand this beer ratings, bit it’s better than the Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
A clear amber colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma of sweet caramel, with some fruits. The taste of caramel, fruits and a little hop bitter. The aftertaste is mostly sweet, almost no bitter,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (5914) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
Draught at the LAX bar. Amber-orange with a low, fine head. Caramel malt nose. Rich and chewy but a bit 1-dimensional. Malt flavor not quite so chewy, but ok caramel, light nuts, cherry. OK.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6369) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Buttery. Sweet. Gross. This beer embodies everything wrong with shitty American brewed lagers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13482) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Medium head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, grass, malt and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (2948) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
On tap at San Diego Airport bar. Pours a Clear copper with a thick creamy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet caramel malt and smooth finish. Easy to drink a good vienna from Karl Strauss.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
grimreaperguru (224) - santee, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Pours a golden amber color with a short lived fizzy off white head.The aroma was of a light caramel sent.The flavor was of a very watered down malt taste.The body was thin with a weird aftertaste.Overall it was okay at best.


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