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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7128) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Decent malty amber.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6912) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Universal City, Ca. - on Tap at their Universal City Walk location - part of their August Sampler. Medium copper pour, light off white head, nice lace. Butty aroma, Flavor has some nutty notes, a touch of spearmint and some light citrus bitter notes. Spritzy mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Clear amber with a tan head. Nice nutty, caramel aromas. Medium body. Flavors of nutty roasted malts with spicy sweet caramel. Smooth and easy drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6551) - Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2010
On tap at CA Adventure
Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber with a small white head
Aroma: Caramel, malts and bready
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, bready with some slight hop bitterness in the finish
An OK beer, nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6414) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2010
On tap, coppery orange color with white thin foam, aroma is faint hops and malt, flavor is coppery bitter with a plain dry finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and tea. Tastes of caramel, sugar, oranges, touches of honey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6016) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
Some nice sweet caramelly aroma. Beer pours amber. Who woulda thought? Flavor is some pleasant caramel sweetness at the beginning followed by a smooth hoppy crispness at the end. Obviously a lager. A very drinkable beer that would go well at a summer barbecue

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5693) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
12 oz bottle, via Saarlander. Pours a clear bright copper colored body under a small fizzy beige head that fell to a patchy film. Aroma is very clean, slightly sweet smelling munich malt with minimal hoppiness. Flavor is lightly grainy and slightly sweet malt fading to a caramel laced finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with an active fizzy carbonation level. Finishes with a slight stickiness. Overall, a middle of the road Vienna at best, but it was quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Copper bronze clear body with a full head on top. Caramel and other malt molasses fill the nose with a mild citrus note trying to squeeze through. The taste is semi-sweet with the caramel leading the way in flavour, what ever hops there are just hover below the surface and only come out at the finish. I’m no lager fan but this did OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap at Karl Strauss. Golden brown amber with creamy white head. Crisp clean malty taste with notes of toffee and bread.


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