Endless Summer Light | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
10
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
16.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of soulgrowl
4.16/5  rDev +49.1%
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 K├Âlsch, 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.

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3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of orangetee
3.44/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.43/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeechwoodJim
3.38/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much like a blue moon

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.27/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of tbeq00
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of spycow
3.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.12/5  rDev +11.8%
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

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Photo of Floydster
3.01/5  rDev +7.9%
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

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikalMick
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Kelrel9
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ChrisConnell
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of the_encinitan
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Popp24
2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Endless Summer Light from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
2.79 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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