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RATINGS: 220   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2001
the guy is ugly as hell,he shouldnt be the logo,but he can brew up some mean beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (759) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours amber color with bubbly slightly off white head. Caramel and malt aromas. Caramel, malt, bread and fruit flavors. Medium body and bready dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 Strong flavored and really good. Absolutely no bitterness in this one. I had it out of the bottle too, not the tap like everyone else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krawtschenko (4) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 8, 2004 does not count
From Draft at Old Columbia brewery. A very nice amber lager. Nice copper color, medium head retention. Caramel malty taste balanced with a hoppy finish. Not my favorite KS beer but a good beer to take to parties where the normal beer offered is MGD. Nice way to introduce people to micro brews.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
This brew pours a brilliant copper amber color w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Head retention is good and so is the lacing. Aromas of caramel malts and dried hay though not offensive. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. A well balanced brew w/ a nice hop essence. Not too malty. Good structure. The finish is bittered perfectly. I am impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
A very, very nice Vienna and I was really quite suprised at it, as I didn’t really have much info going into this beer. The aroma had a huge caramel profile, slightly vegetal but mostly it’s just the sweet caramel angle, which was nice albeit one dimensional. Caramel sweetness on the palate really takes front and center also with some light nut and honey notes, but again...heaping doses of caramel. Nothing heavy, it finishes really clean and it’s quite easy drinking. 2 for 2 tonight with damned good, easy drinking beers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is weak malty fruity. Flavor is acidy malty a bit soapy sweet nicely bitter, good bitter malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 9, 2006
DRAFT: A very smooth, nicely flavorful lager. The aftertaste was nice and did not taste bitter. It had a spicy linger that was fairly well layered. Good flavor. Nice bronze color and very smooth. Very little head. Well done

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
This was average in all areas.I really wasn’t impressed with this.OK,but I like the red and stargazer much better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
On-tap at SD Airport location. Terrible food, beer was ok. Pours dark amber with a moderate white head, good lace. Smells caramelly malty, earthy, slightlymetallic. Tastes caramellymalty sweet, darkish grain flavors. Tasty but not super complex. Medium body, semi-dry, good carbonation.


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