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Endless Summer Light - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
71
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2005)
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Appearance: Perfectly average golden yellow body with a perfectly average white head; instantly recognizable as beer - no more, no less.

Smell: Very nice. Are we sure this is a light lager? It smells more like a Kölsch, or maybe even a pale mild. Surprisingly complex and mouthwatering, with notes of biscuits, honey, pineapple, sake yeast, and some diacetyl. And since the malts aren't caramelly or toasty, the diacetyl comes through in an interesting way; not butterscotchy or toffee-like, but more like buttered popcorn. Some rough fusel alcohol is also detectable in the background.

Taste: Light, but not too light. Corny, crackery, and biscuity with a happoshu-like touch of unmalted barley. The hops are pleasant and fleeting, fading in to provide balance and spice, then quickly fading out. The beer starts and finishes malty, yet refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A tad too thick. The carbonation strikes a nice chord between soft, airy, and sparkly, but it should be dryer overall.

Drinkability: Wow. I had low expectations for this beer - light lager, bought on sale at a store in Japan, from a brewery I've never heard of - but they were far, far surpassed. Very nice - a light lager for ESB fans? I will be buying more of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 09:44:59 | More by soulgrowl
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

01-13-2014 18:12:38 | More by harsley
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orangetee

Kansas

3.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I got a six-pack of this as a gift from a friend who went to LA. I don't normally look for light beers, but it's a chance to try a beer I haven't seen in my area. Poured it into a pilsner glass. NIce golden color with a white foamy head. Not a pale as I was expecting which I took as a good sign. A ring of foam remained until the end with a little lacing. Has a pretty generic beer smell which is, I guess, a mild combo of malt and hops. Nice mild hop taste. Very crisp and light, but not over bland and watery. Perfect amount of carbonation. Really not a bad beer. I could see myself having a few of these at a seaside cafe on a warm afternoon and being really happy. Or, maybe during and after some yard work. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 19:21:59 | More by orangetee
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

04-20-2014 05:52:57 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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tbeq00

California

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

08-03-2012 03:40:24 | More by tbeq00
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

05-24-2014 00:20:03 | More by tastymug
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

07-10-2014 18:50:39 | More by 2beerdogs
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jeffjeff1

California

3.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was ok. It was good for a light beer.

Appearance- gold color, transparent

Smell- bready, nice

Taste- nice for a light beer, light flavor

Mouthfeel- thick for a light beer

Drinkability- I might drink it again. I dunno maybe, not too bad though

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 00:16:32 | More by jeffjeff1
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Floydster

California

3.05/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle at Bad Dog Ale House in El Segundo

Poured into a pint glass with a golden color and a very small white head

Smell was weak and a little hint of hops and yeast

Taste was smooth, but not much to it

Very easy to drink, super light, and goes down with no problems

Low alcohol content

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 15:58:25 | More by Floydster
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MikalMick

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 17:32:28 | More by MikalMick
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Kelrel9

Maryland

3/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2013 01:53:12 | More by Kelrel9
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

03-07-2012 04:30:13 | More by SocalKicks
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ChrisConnell

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2012 20:02:41 | More by ChrisConnell
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Boone757

Maryland

3/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2013 06:14:17 | More by Boone757
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the_encinitan

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2014 21:55:05 | More by the_encinitan
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funkel81

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2013 19:24:08 | More by funkel81
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev +4.2%

10-17-2012 02:48:52 | More by t0rin0
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Popp24

California

2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying to drink lighter right now so I tried this one. Let's just say I will be drinking something with 20 or 30 more calories next for some actual taste.

A - Light golden and pretty transparent. Very little head that disappears almost right away.

S - I can't smell much here. It smells like a beer at least.

T - Kinda taste's a tad sweet but besides that it's your standard pilsner.

M - Thin.

O - It has a little taste and I would probably drink it over most domestic lights but that's not saying much.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 04:25:08 | More by Popp24
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OStrungT

California

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear, light yellow color. Carbonation bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass. It boasts a very tiny white head. The head fades quickly, leaving no lace.

This beer smells like the water in canned corn. It has a very slight grainy aroma to it as well. Nothing else.

This beer has almsot no flavor at all. I taste a very slight grainy flavor. Other than that, it is pretty much carbonated water tinted yellow.

This beer is lightly carbonated. It leaves no aftertaste what so ever.

I dont know what type of session beer this is. I am having trouble giving drinkability a score because if I want to drink a beer, this would have low drinkability. I dont taste any beer. However, it is easy to drink. I guess that means it should score high.

Overall: No problem with the flavor, xcept that it has none. Dont drink this one. I should have known better.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 21:23:29 | More by OStrungT
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javiernano

California

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

03-06-2012 08:04:03 | More by javiernano
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Mrose78

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

08-24-2013 22:33:32 | More by Mrose78
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beerpadawan

California

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

08-26-2012 17:16:02 | More by beerpadawan
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

08-28-2013 16:26:21 | More by GraduatedCashew
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BeerOps

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

06-25-2013 03:31:10 | More by BeerOps
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HopHead84

California

2.58/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12/23/2011

On tap at Karl Strauss

A: Transparent straw yellow with a finger of white foam that quickly fades.

S: Light grassy notes with grain and biscuit. I get a little honey.

T: Grainy malt with a mild biscuit note. There's a faint grassiness. I get a trace of honey.

M: Light body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: For a light lager this is decent, but it's pretty flavorless and not something I would ever order again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 23:35:56 | More by HopHead84
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Endless Summer Light from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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