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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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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AlexBassBerger

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Made Me want to have another :-)

08-26-2014 01:10:19 | More by AlexBassBerger
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jjh19

California

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.

08-21-2014 21:29:48 | More by jjh19
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-21-2014 07:10:23 | More by Aisha
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anon

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-10-2014 01:12:19 | More by anon
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chrisb8s4


3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-09-2014 01:02:35 | More by chrisb8s4
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Schwegler

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-03-2014 01:03:09 | More by Schwegler
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BlackTuesday

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-02-2014 04:03:24 | More by BlackTuesday
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Obsidian

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-12-2014 22:04:36 | More by Obsidian
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GatorCoop

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-12-2014 15:10:18 | More by GatorCoop
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BreweryRun

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-10-2014 15:41:16 | More by BreweryRun
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the_encinitan

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-10-2014 02:26:55 | More by the_encinitan
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-10-2014 01:52:49 | More by scripna
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stumac

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

07-05-2014 00:55:13 | More by stumac
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harripat

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-28-2014 05:43:33 | More by harripat
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-27-2014 20:05:38 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Kaleh001


5/5  rDev +49.7%

06-27-2014 03:01:11 | More by Kaleh001
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-26-2014 22:05:50 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Birmz

California

2/5  rDev -40.1%

06-21-2014 05:56:41 | More by Birmz
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Troublebar

China

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-09-2014 08:45:56 | More by Troublebar
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dcmchew

Romania

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

05-29-2014 12:25:12 | More by dcmchew
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

California

3.59/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

05-14-2014 02:55:05 | More by T100Mark
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Nevada

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-02-2014 21:04:26 | More by jeiiVP
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Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.