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RATINGS: 230   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 Diegoís 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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2001
Well...I guess Iím the odd man out here. I wasnít impressed at all by this beer. The bottle I had was a ígusherí and it spewed all over my kitchen counter. The color is much too light for an íamber aleí imho. Itís a light copper color. No red notes at all. Sort of a funky stale tasted. I may have an old bottle. Iíd like to think so since all of the other reviewers are so positive. Iíll try it again since it seems so popular. But Iím left unimpressed.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
o_Merlin_o (193) - San Diego, 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tool2scream (188) - 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. Iíve had much better vienna lagers.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Draft. Nice looking amber color. Aroma was sweet smelling. Flavor was rather simple, slightly sticky and on the sweet side. Not too bad, but not very exciting either.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yackery (159) - 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, doesnít try to be anything crafty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 12 oz. bottle. Malt forward beers like this typically donít get as much respect. But I found it to be an easy drinking, low key amber with distinct, yet faint, woody and earthy flavors and little hop bitterness. Not particularly complex, just light, smooth and refreshing. Love the dry finish and low ABV.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cafgen (154) - 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

3.2
   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.


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