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Karl Strauss Amber - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of rarbring
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is amber colored but very clear, an off-white/yellow head that settles quickly, no lacing.

The smell is sweet and malty, toffee and butterscotch.

The taste is also mostly in the sweet corner, caramel and sweet biscuits. A faint bitterness at the end.

Rather low carbonation, a medium light body.

Nothing really stands out, but not really bad - a bit to sweet.

rarbring, Mar 22, 2010
Photo of Offa
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Amber with med pale tan head steadily shrinking to nothing, no lace.

Aroma is toasty bread & barley, hint of caramelized toast, hint of spicy earthiness and bark.

Taste is light caramelized-toast sweetness up front, then dryer with same light flavour and light zesty, vague bittrness – faintly citrusy & grassy. It is pretty good, pleasant, but simple, a bit thin and slightly watery.

Offa, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of iSrALE
3/5  rDev -9.9%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

InfernoBoss, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

somnus, Feb 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draught @ San Diego Airport
As I was at the airport waiting on my flight back to Phoenix after two wonderful days of “Strong Ale”, and meeting up with a bunch of great “BA’s” and also meeting some great friends from “Ratebeer”, I truly needed something to get my arse up from around my ankles.

The beer as it sat in my $6.00 plastic cup at the airport was a translucent deep amber color with a rather thin off white head that was bubbly in texture, and the lace a micro thin sheet to not quite seal the glass. Nose was mostly malt with a hint of citrus, start sweet and nicely malted with the top light to middling in feel. Finish was stingingly acidic, the hops apropos to the style and the aftertaste dry and long lasting, a drinkable beer, but certainly nothing to get excited about.

Gusler, Dec 08, 2003
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

scot959, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

cdwil, Dec 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

codynevels, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

DeezGunz14, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Troublebar, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

brugsbeertje, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

barley, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

BeerOps, Jun 25, 2013
Karl Strauss Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.