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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
yuck.....is this supposed to be a craft brew?? taste like crap....i would rather drink aquafina! stay away. Better than bud-light not to be taken as a compliment

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Smells of light caramel and mildew. Poured copper with a small head, that dissipated into nothing. not even a halo left behind. Taste is bleh, a rotten caramelly lagery bite. Something tastes sour, and not in a good way. Beer isnt infected with anything other than poor craftsmanship. just not good, but I also hate lagers, so dont take much weight in my opinion,.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours clear amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of bready malts, slight caramel tone and sort of a syrupy quality. Flavour is quite sweet, with bready and caramel malt, a slightly cloying syrupy tone, with a lingering breadiness and light hop character. Low complexity, with soft carbonation. Nothing special here.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (6415) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Draught @ The Old Spaghetti Factory, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, butterscotch and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gilkey (3) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002 does not count
Weak & fizzy. Little noticable hops. Overated, especially for a flagship beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
pours a clear orange-amber with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly, and not much lacing. smell is of caramel, nuts, and malt in the back. taste is watery, malt, and corn grain, ends flat.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Light aroma of caramel. Light-bodied, a little caramel and a whiff of butter. Finishes dry with hardly any hops to be found. 070709

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tool2scream (187) - 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. I’ve had much better vienna lagers.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geokkjer (5341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
On tap at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Press amber with an off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some butterscotch. Medium body, average carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
o_Merlin_o (159) - 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.


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