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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Made Me want to have another :-)

AlexBassBerger, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of jjh19
4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Appearance: A rich reddish, amber color. Decent foamy head.

Smell: I got toasty and bready notes in the nose.

Taste: A ton of caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Not that this tastes like a sugar bomb cider or anything. Just a nice refreshing change of pace from San Di-Hop-o IIIIIIIPAs. First sip to last gulp, I’m a fan of this Amber ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, straight down the middle.

Drinkability: Definitely a recommendation and on my go-to list for easy drinking beers.

jjh19, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Aisha, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

anon, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

chrisb8s4, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Schwegler, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

BlackTuesday, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Obsidian, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GatorCoop, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

BreweryRun, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

the_encinitan, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

scripna, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

stumac, Jul 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

Kaleh001, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

Birmz, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Troublebar, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

dcmchew, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

T100Mark, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BubalooBrewMaster, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jeiiVP, Apr 02, 2014
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Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.