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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Karl Strauss AmberKarl Strauss Amber

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BA SCORE
77
okay

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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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evbro

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-27-2014 20:26:19 | More by JeffDWhaazup
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-02-2014 00:04:56 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Raziel313

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

01-30-2014 03:44:41 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-13-2014 18:14:34 | More by harsley
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dertyd

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-25-2013 06:24:41 | More by dertyd
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.49/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

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

California

3.61/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2013 16:24:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Beermazter310

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-21-2013 00:49:32 | More by Beermazter310
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DSkilling

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2013 05:31:44 | More by DSkilling
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Jeysun23

California

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

07-18-2013 00:24:00 | More by Jeysun23
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Kelrel9

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19.8%

07-10-2013 01:55:51 | More by Kelrel9
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

07-07-2013 23:56:57 | More by Sludgeman
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BeerOps

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-25-2013 03:33:44 | More by BeerOps
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scot959

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-23-2013 03:31:13 | More by scot959
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midnitesun11

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-23-2013 01:11:09 | More by midnitesun11
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

06-18-2013 00:58:46 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-24-2013 19:04:53 | More by Braz
Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.