On a trip to San Diego, we stopped at one of the six Karl Strauss Brewing Company restaurants and while I opted for the sampler my better half selected the Endless Summer Light.
From the Karl Strauss site.
“Endless Summer Light tastes refreshing whether you like putting your toes to the nose or just in the sand. A blend of Vienna malts and pale barley give this flavorful low-calorie lager a firm malt center and golden color. Noble Saaz hops provide a subtle hop character and crisp clean finish.”
The Endless Summer Light has the following characteristics
- Appearance: Clear, golden color. Good foam. An average amount of lacing.
- Aroma: A light malt scent with a hint of hops.
- Taste: Slight carbonation and thin mouthfeel. Thin body with very little flavor a weak finish.
- ABV: 3.4%
When sampling a craft brew, I try to pick a quality name product that the brewer is attempting to replicate. In this case, Karl Strauss may have been aiming for an Amstel Light but made something a little closer to Coors Light and not in a good way. Fortunately, our server, Di noticed that the Mrs. was not making much of a dent in her glass and promptly brought out a Conquistador Dopplebock.