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RATINGS: 221   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Typical amber pour, light white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy,(citrus), caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Light citrus notes, caramel malt, wheat biscuits.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Had on tap at TGI Friday's La Jolla on February 21st, 2003
Aroma has slight hint of malt and alcohol with an amber/red appearance. Head is minimal, not even worth mentioning. Taste is of strong alcohol with a slightly acidic flavor. Not a pleasing beer. Hate to take down a local brewery, but this is not their best offering.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Draft. A very clean tasting beer with a watery palate. The flavor is subtle and smooth, and very far from being complex. Simple, easy drinking, a not exciting whatsoever, but it accomplishes its purpose.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 20, 2004
Watery looking, amber/copper. Very small, white head. Smells nearly of nothing, maybe soapy malt. Light malt/vegetable taste with minimal coffee hop kick. Aftertaste is nill. Sampled on tap at the Los Angeles Int’l Airport.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
light brown. kinda bockish. smells alright. taste is immediately lagerish. some shitty malt. awful.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokephibroke (291) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at San Diego Airport. malty, cold and all right - not really hoppy, but smooth and non-offensive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap at La Jolla location. Amber coloured beer. Lightly grainy aroma. A touch of toast but little else. Clean finish, low hopping, Meh... pretty boring brew, really.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at KS in La Jolla. Very light amber/auburn with tan head. Stale caramel, malts and grains with some toffee. Starts sweet but a touch of bitterness, finish is nice and dry. Did not like this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2011
San Diego Baaastin Laagaa? Credit where credit is due to both Boston Beer Co and KS...but this isn’t a great beverage. Aroma and palate are almost not there...Looks nice but the flavor isn’t worth commenting on. I wish KS all the success BBco has had, and if they need a flavorful boring beer to drive that success, so be it. That being said, this is a flavorful boring beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Clear amber color with malty aromas. Malt driven water taste. Rinses clean from the palate. Not very exciting.


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