Columbia Street Amber | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Columbia Street AmberColumbia Street Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Karl Strauss Amber

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of smithj4
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.71/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.67/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A dark amber/auburn color, tiny white, fractional head on top of it. Roasty, nutty aroma, delivered heavier than a lager, but without any yeasty component to it.

Hit the sweet malt notes more than the roasted, ample malt bill for a Vienna, decent for people who like their beer darker than fizzy yellow, but not heavy or well hopped.

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Photo of Troy_gentry
4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wrjte51
3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
2.82/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sheenisgod
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GimmeaBeer
4.51/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had Karl Strauss Amber Lager on tap at my house for the better part of 20 years. I always say that when I find a beer that I like better, I'll switch. I have yet to find that beer. I gave it a 4.5 overall, but my personal opinion is it could easily garner a 5. Love this beer. Great restaurants too!

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Photo of Giesch
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bkkt
3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThePaleRider
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wow, that's bad. Very cloying, malty, mess. Reminds me of a beer that's been in the sun for far too long.

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Photo of sholbert
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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Columbia Street Amber from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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