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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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javiernano

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-06-2012 01:36:08 | More by javiernano
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somnus

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-26-2012 19:37:04 | More by somnus
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ineva

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-22-2012 04:34:45 | More by ineva
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-01-2012 05:41:43 | More by codynevels
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likeemdark

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-27-2012 14:38:31 | More by likeemdark
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-26-2012 04:12:49 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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Tagsg

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-26-2012 01:47:24 | More by Tagsg
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roastbeefdinner

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-17-2012 01:12:09 | More by roastbeefdinner
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stuckintraffic2

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-08-2012 22:58:46 | More by stuckintraffic2
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.18/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a smidge darker than amber, but still looks nice with just a wisp of white head on it. Roasty, nutty, slightly warmed malt sensation in the aroma.

More nuttiness, oktoberfest like sweetness, a beer that drinks heavier than you would think from looking at the abv. Its not exactly complex, but it is a substantial step up above fizzy yellow stuff, this is a good gateway beer. Reminiscient of Sprecher's Vienna Lager if you're into that. Use this beer to warm people up to the idea of getting into drinking the heavier and crazier stuff with you someday. Its decent and flavorful without being out there or too adventurous.

01-08-2012 07:26:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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rob99er

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-08-2012 04:51:37 | More by rob99er
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MEOGDEN

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-06-2012 20:34:35 | More by MEOGDEN
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-05-2012 04:24:02 | More by Stoffel
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-25-2011 14:28:53 | More by cdwil
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -40.1%

12-24-2011 08:04:13 | More by jophish17
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HopHead84

California

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%

12/23/2011

On tap at Karl Strauss. From where I'm sitting I don't have an ideal view of the coy pond, but I grabbed the closest seat I could find. I can see the water, but very few coy. Perhaps I'll try to find a better seat as people head back to work after lunch.

A: Aptly named, the beer appears transparent amber with an inch of white froth.

S: Pronounced bread and grain with lesser notes of biscuit and just a dash of caramel.

T: Bread, biscuit, and grainy malt with almost no hop influence (a shadow of noble hop character). The finish is simple, very grainy, and clean.

M: Light in body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A very simple amber lager with simplicity being its only flaw. All things considered, this is pretty enjoyable. A man could drink a lot of this.

12-23-2011 22:45:59 | More by HopHead84
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-23-2011 17:38:30 | More by nanobrew
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iSrALE

Mexico

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-18-2011 04:45:08 | More by iSrALE
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kojevergas

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are moderately low.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head - extremely thin, without cream, and of abysmal retention. Appears overcarbonated. Colour is a semitransparent copper-gold. (Certainly not amber-coloured).

Sm: Caramelized malt, barley, and light cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Stale cream over top a simple barley foundation. Some hops are present - definitely the best aspect of the beer. If they'd amp up the hop content I could see this being much better. As is, it's boring and a bit bland. But it does show promise for improvement, with effort. Simple and imbalanced, but still somewhat refreshing.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but overcarbonated, making it a bit sharp and too thick. Doesn't suit the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but very mundane. I wouldn't have it again. It needs more complexity, more smoothness, and some serious flavour profile to be worthy of consumption.

12-15-2011 07:10:38 | More by kojevergas
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-10-2011 16:50:21 | More by mhaugo
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.8%

11-20-2011 23:29:36 | More by ejimhof
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DeezGunz14

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-19-2011 19:56:29 | More by DeezGunz14
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

11-19-2011 05:25:45 | More by DoctorB2B
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-18-2011 01:09:30 | More by nmann08
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AlexM

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-14-2011 18:50:25 | More by AlexM
Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.