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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Light caramel aroma. Clean amber color with a white head. A bit thinnish. Moderate carbonation. Starts with caramel malt, underlaid by a harsher malt note. Not a great deal of bitter. Clean finish with detectable bitter. It meets the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
On tap at the Universal location. Pours with a amber-bronze body. Aromas of apple, caramel, and light biscuit. Very weak aroma. Flavors are honey and tea (southern sweet tea), caramel and biscuit. Light bubbles.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours clear amber with a generous off-white head and a light toffee aroma. There is a slightly sweet caramel malt flavor with a little hop bitterness.

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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10028) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to StephanSD in SSS. Strong diacetyl aroma - buttery, sweet caramel malt. Mostly clear amber color. Caramel flavor, semisweet malt profile, crisp, no butter in the flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a clear golden with one finger of white head. Aroma is malty. Some caramel. Slight floral. Light bodied. Finishes dry. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PureVirus (2) - CHINA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
A kind of amber large,taste sweet but too sweet,without strong alcohol. Very good length in the mouth and a honey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2003
A very light amber color with a head that is holding on to the edge of my glass with all of it's strength. A waft of caramel and malts. The unfavorable metallic taste hits me lightly on the tongue and as it warms the caramel really jumps out. Not a fan...I hate metallic.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
On tap at the United Terminal at LAX. This was ok. Nothing spectacular. Not much aroma at all. No head. Some barley and light fruit notes. Simple, easy, nothing to write home about.


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