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RATINGS: 216   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1172) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2009
Clear amber with a off white head, nice small of malts - nice sweet malty taste, a hint of bitterness from hops - very nice and refreshing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
A decent vienna toned down to meet the palates of lower cal- ifornia.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Medium gold color, small head. Mild malts and hops. Mild flavor, good balance of hops and malts. Slight taste of roasted malts, very subtle. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly malty, no bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Decent malty amber.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 A nice beer. Obviously amber in color. I prefer this beer in the bottle as opposed to the reaily available draft. Rerated 11/07 this stuff is pretty damn tasty still.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Excellent beer in this category, though I may be over-generous as it is a hometown brew. Good color, very easy to drink. Sweet, but hops are detectable. Won’t blow anyone away, but a very good beer, nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garmonbozia (423) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle: I enjoyed drinking this beer. It was very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Pours a beautiful amber with an off white head. Taste of caramel and malt throughout the whole beer. Very smooth mouthfeel. I wish I had more.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (304) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Extremely caramelly and honey sweet. Comes up short on the hop end, with next to no bitterness. Some malt present, but the brew is somewhat lacking in depth; could’ve been less sweet and more full-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 22, 2009
Toasted malts, some sweet caramel malts, and light hoping. It’s refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Nothing bad here, just nothing great.


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