American Lagers for Independence Day
(Karl Strauss, USA). Formerly labeled as “Amber Lager,” this brew was recently relaunched as “Karl Strauss Amber,” although the recipe remains the same. It’s clean and refreshing, with light toasted-biscuit and grain husk aromas. A bit more depth and weight unfold on the palate, with the caramel-malt sweetness providing the mouthfeel a lightly creamy texture. The finish is crisp and lively, with a lingering malt flavor that’s augmented by notes of earthy hop and yeasty spice.
abv: 5.4% Price: $10/12 oz