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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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77
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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3.45/5  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
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Washington

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-24-2014 00:20:40 | More by tastymug
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T100Mark

California

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
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-29-2014 15:51:55 | More by atrocity
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Nevada

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-20-2014 05:52:16 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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jeiiVP

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-02-2014 21:04:26 | More by jeiiVP
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evbro

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-08-2014 07:12:48 | More by evbro
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California

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02-27-2014 20:26:19 | More by JeffDWhaazup
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Maryland

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California

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01-30-2014 10:50:56 | More by Raziel313
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Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Massachusetts

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New Mexico

3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Large off white head dies leaving a decent lacing over a clear golden-copper colored beer.

Aroma of light caramel hops comes through quite nicely.

Caramel grain malts taste that seems quite light, smooth and easy drinking.

This medium bodied beer has a very light dryish aftertaste that brings with it some of the caramel malt tastes.

A decent easy drinking amber.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 04:23:09 | More by LXIXME
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California

3.61/5  rDev +8.4%
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Pours reddish gold with a HUGE off-white head and good lacing.

Smell is rather faint and reminds me of grass with a hint of citrus zest.

The taste follows suit of aroma with an addition of honey malt.

Smooth mouthfeel; almost creamy. Very drinkable with high carbonation.

A good, not great amber lager. Very easy to drink. Almost tastes like a light beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 21:54:26 | More by Furlinator
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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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Nevada

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District of Columbia

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Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.