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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.


celticg99's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2001
I had this beer on tap at one of their breweries...one of the best drinking experiences of my life


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Churchills Pub & Grille, San Marcos. Clear amber beer with almost no head. Malty roasted aroma, chocolate, malty, grassy, some cocoa. Mslty roasted caramel flavor, hop notes, floral, some toffee. Hoppy chocolate and caramel finish. Decent lager beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
tap. Amber with small head. Mild amber with light caramel malts. Slightly aboverage for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cafgen (71) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a clear amber with khaki head. Tons of caramel and some fruity hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap poured into a 4oz sampler glass. Initially a sweet berry aroma comes through, but this is quickly overtaken by bread, caramel, and nut notes. There’s also a whiff of pinesol hidden somewhere in the background. This beer pours a clear orange-honey color with a soapy white head that leaves behind an average amount of lace. A nice balance is struck between a medium amount of sweet and bitter. The medium bodied beer is somewhat on the thin side, and has an effervescent carbonation. In the mouth, it’s a very bready, doughy, caramel flavor that leads into a roasted finish with a nice piney bitterness cleansing it. The slight aftertaste is that of roasted malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (239) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a clear amber. Light aroma of caramel and a little citrus. Sweet taste of honey and malt. Finishes dry with a little bitterness. Decent lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Light copper colour. Sweet aroma of berries, caramel. Taste is sweet and fruity, nice bittersweet and full of character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geokkjer (5385) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (6453) - 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.


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