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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

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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3/5  rDev -10.2%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

evbro, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

JeffDWhaazup, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Beer4Baltimore, Feb 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Raziel313, Jan 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

harsley, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

dertyd, Nov 25, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

LXIXME, Oct 15, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Furlinator, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Beermazter310, Aug 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DSkilling, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Jeysun23, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Kelrel9, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Sludgeman, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

BeerOps, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

scot959, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

midnitesun11, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Eriktheipaman, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Braz, Apr 24, 2013
Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.