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RATINGS: 224   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2001
the guy is ugly as hell,he shouldnt be the logo,but he can brew up some mean beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (160) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yackery (156) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 18, 2004
This beer is a deep orange color with light lacing of the head. Slightly malty with caramel notes. The body had hints of hoppiness, but they faded quickly. More bitterness shows as the beer warms just slightly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
This is a delicious, malty flavored beer. A fine Bavarian lager, I like it quite a lot.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Light amber color with almost no head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt and some fruit. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2008
small light amber head; sweet malt aroma with a very slight bit of hop; sweet caramel taste, reminiscent of berry (?); quite fizzy; the finish is sweet with almost no hop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD trip, Karl Strauss LaJolla, sampler, had these while having a larger DIPA, flavors and ratings may be rough: Clean but uneventful; smooth malt finish. A good typical filtered amber ale; better than fatty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 9, 2006
DRAFT: A very smooth, nicely flavorful lager. The aftertaste was nice and did not taste bitter. It had a spicy linger that was fairly well layered. Good flavor. Nice bronze color and very smooth. Very little head. Well done

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours a very nice amber with an orange hue. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is malty sweet with floral hops. Not much of an aftertaste. The sweetness limits the drinkability.


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