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Endless Summer Light - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
71
okay

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of Overlord
1.68/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pissed me off in multiple ways.

First off, it looks like a macro lager. Okay, I shouldn't have been drawn by the reference to a very cool surfing movie. Yellowy color with no depth or variation, thin white head.

Smells like nothing. Tastes ... like not much. Maybe some citrus in there, and skunky malt. Karl Strauss is a microbrewery. They have a few decent beers. Enough with the skunk!

Then, to top it all off, I realize this weak, watery beer is 2.8% alcohol. That's just insulting.

Overlord, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of somnus
2/5  rDev -30.8%

somnus, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of MiScusi
2.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle drank at Baja Fresh in Brea, CA. Yeah it's a light lager alright, but my main comment on it was it tasted pretty astringent. I had happened to have a couple coors lights at a baseball game the day before and that was so much cleaner than this beer, although it lacked just as much flavor.

MiScusi, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of SoCaliC8
2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of magictrokini
2.42/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Everything about this beer is light. Pours light gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is light fruity hops and straw. Tastes pretty good, for what there is. Light grapefruit and orange hops with very light pale malt. Pretty good, especially for a low alcohol/light beer.

magictrokini, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of codynevels
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

codynevels, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

HopHead84, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of OStrungT
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

OStrungT, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of javiernano
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Mrose78
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mrose78, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of beerpadawan
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

BeerOps, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Popp24
2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Popp24, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Trashcat
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Trashcat, Sunday at 08:10 PM
Photo of MikalMick
3/5  rDev +3.8%

MikalMick, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Kelrel9
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Kelrel9, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +3.8%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of ChrisConnell
3/5  rDev +3.8%

ChrisConnell, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Boone757, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Marvicsin, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of the_encinitan
3/5  rDev +3.8%

the_encinitan, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev +3.8%

funkel81, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +3.8%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Floydster
3.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Floydster, Sep 21, 2007
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Endless Summer Light from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.