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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 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jjason2199 (1) - USA - FEB 4, 2002 does not count
This is one of the best beers i have ever had

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milty908 (13) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
Very smooth and drinkable, sweet nutty taste, just right on the palate - not too light not too heavy. Easy to drink and goes great with any meal.

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve_4962 (10) - USA - JUN 4, 2010
Once you open the bottle, itís very hard to put it down. The only part you put down is the beer down your throat. Itís awesome!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2001
I had this beer on tap at one of their breweries...one of the best drinking experiences of my life

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbingham (69) - - JUL 5, 2013
A whole lot of Munich malt here -has a tootsie roll flavor, very flavorful for a Vienna. I like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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, Iím 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle: Light copper colour. Sweet aroma of berries, caramel. Taste is sweet and fruity, nice bittersweet and full of character.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DennisD (12) - USA - APR 1, 2010
aroma - cereal, malty, caramel appearance - amber, clear, tan foam, good head This beer is medium bodied with flavors of cereal, caramel, slightly nutty and a nice balance of hops.

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.


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