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RATINGS: 218   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. Bready malt up front with some cotton candy, toffee, and fruity, apple esters. Light floral and citrus hops. The flavor is sweet with a lot of bread, toast, and cotton candy. Sweet fruit esters, light citrus, floral hops, and minimal bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Tap. Dark amber color with white medium head. Complex flavor with tones sweet hop. Solid finish. Another good San Diego find.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Malty aroma with caramel and hints of grassy hops. Flavour had malt, caramel, grassy hops and straws. Finished fairly dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Clear amber beer with almost no head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, malty, grassy, some cocoa. Mslty roasted caramel flavor, hop notes, floral, some toffee. Hoppy chocolate and caramel finish. Decent lager beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
From the Bottle at the Marriott Hotel, Denver 25/09/2009 Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry full malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a dark rust orange appearance with a thin tan head. Aroma has caramel, toasted grain, light apple nose. Flavor is a bit thin with toffee, brown sugar water with some herbal notes. Some fruity flavors. Ehhh, ok.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8948) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Typical amber pour, light white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy,(citrus), caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Light citrus notes, caramel malt, wheat biscuits.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark amber color with a small off white head. Sweet and malty. Toffee and caramel. A little one dimensional for my tastes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap at La Jolla location. Amber coloured beer. Lightly grainy aroma. A touch of toast but little else. Clean finish, low hopping, Meh... pretty boring brew, really.


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