Endless Summer Light | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Endless Summer LightEndless Summer Light

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2005

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 10
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3.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.43/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of HopHead84
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


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.

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3.27/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Floydster
3.01/5  rDev +4.2%
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 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.

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +43.9%
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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2.76/5  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.

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3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Endless Summer Light from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 41 ratings