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RATINGS: 216   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - 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 (3225) - 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 (231) - 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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
It is what it is.... I micro wanna-be which is really just mass-produced beer designed to appeal for "craft" drinkers who wanna slam a 6-pack. Nothing exciting going on here, and really boring. I’ve had much better vienna lagers.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
o_Merlin_o (172) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Fairly weak beer with watered down taste. Only redeeming value is its looks - a nice head of fine microbubbles.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
orange color, aroma of toast, grain, flavor of grain, toast, slightly fruity, watery, clean and crisp, good for the style

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (808) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Slight orange and vanilla notes on the nose. Darkened shade of amber/gold appearance with no foam. Flavors of subtle orange, apricot and faint vanilla. A lot of sweetness going on, a little too much for my liking. Overall, a pretty decent lager. A little too sweet although, pleasant drinkability. I’d give this a C+ rating.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
bottle. pretty average. commercialized. Decent amber would definitely pull this from the cooler before a BIG3. nothing to right home about though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
San Diego Baaastin Laagaa? Credit where credit is due to both Boston Beer Co and KS...but this isn’t a great beverage. Aroma and palate are almost not there...Looks nice but the flavor isn’t worth commenting on. I wish KS all the success BBco has had, and if they need a flavorful boring beer to drive that success, so be it. That being said, this is a flavorful boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yackery (154) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz bottle. Fast dissolving head and very thin lacing over clear amber body. Aroma is apple juice and apple bread and a hint of hard candy. Taste is mildly bittersweet. Palate is soft and smooth. Overall, despite the commercial hype, this beer is just OK and besides being clean and light, doesn’t try to be anything crafty.


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