Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
2.33/5 rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured on-tap in downtown San Diego at the Columbia Street brewpub. There isn't a whole lot of good to say about this, so I will keep this short and sweet. The beer was poured into a pint glass. It was extremely light colored, especially for the style. The beer had no real outstanding flavors. Basic malt backbone, with little to offer past that. It has a very disappointing aftertate, although typical of a lager; musty and a bit sour. Sour aftertaste, as well.
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2011 08:39:34 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
4.5 abv. 25 years anniversary cap.
Pours clear amber, very tiny white head, quickly to a lasting sticky lacing.
Smell of biscuit, caramel, light sweet citrus and some nuttiness.
Dense maltiness in the taste, with slightly toasted white bread and caramel covered biscuits. Some mild sweet cake spices and faint cooked apples. The bit of sweetness is cut off by some earthy chestnuts. Mild hop finish, a bit citrusy but mostly grassy.
Buttery feel, low carbonation, pretty thick for its style.
Very tasty, but a bit too oily and not so easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2014 12:25:12 | More by dcmchew
3.59/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance - This beer is the color of a brand new penny (with clarity to match). Mediocre head that dissipates quickly. Zero stickage.
Smell - Mild malt sweetness mixed with a whiff of flowery hops. Nice and simple.
Taste - Mild malt sweetness mixed with a touch of flowery hops (very similar to an American adjunct lager). The flavor is pleasant but short-lived.
Mouth - Fizzy (again, like an American adjunct lager).
Overall - This beer is a cross between a real amber ale (think Ballast Point Calico Copper Amber Ale) and a Miller Genuine Draft. The beer is not offensive, it's just lacking in character. Karl Strauss' own Red Trolly Ale is a better interpretation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2014 02:55:05 | More by T100Mark
Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.