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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jnageljr (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On the palate this beer has slightly malty finish that evokes a bite of wheat bread. Stands alone well.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PureVirus (2) - CHINA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
A kind of amber large,taste sweet but too sweet,without strong alcohol. Very good length in the mouth and a honey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Biscuit sablé au caramel, houblons maigrelets, minéraux à découvert et une courte vie en bouche.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and light nutty malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 2, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours clear amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma of malt with with some pine. Finish is bittersweet. Another average beer imported into China.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2069) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a clear golden with one finger of white head. Aroma is malty. Some caramel. Slight floral. Light bodied. Finishes dry. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (112) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 12 oz. bottle. Malt forward beers like this typically don’t get as much respect. But I found it to be a tasty, rich tasting amber with distinct, yet faint, woody and earthy flavors and little hop bitterness. A very smooth exemplary lager. So sessionable. I’m ready for another.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"a more malt heavy amber, but full flavored, even with the lighter amount of hops. nutty caramel and toffee in the nose and flavor. ruby in color. looks nice. good beer, although i usually like a touch more hops."

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrewFace (912) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to StephanSD in SSS. Strong diacetyl aroma - buttery, sweet caramel malt. Mostly clear amber color. Caramel flavor, semisweet malt profile, crisp, no butter in the flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Appearance: A rich reddish, amber color. Decent foamy head. Smell: I got toasty and bready notes in the nose. Taste: A ton of caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Not that this tastes like a sugar bomb cider or anything. Just a nice refreshing change of pace from San Di-Hop-o IIIIIIIPAs. First sip to last gulp, I’m a fan of this Amber ale. Mouthfeel: Medium body, straight down the middle. Drinkability: Definitely a recommendation and on my go-to list for easy drinking beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a nice amber color (as the name suggests) nice white head. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Sweet flavor with a bit of citrus.


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