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Lemongrass Luau - Kona Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 38.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States | website

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Lovely85 on 11-05-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 49
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Photo of Guden
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Strange and malty with light hints of ginger. Searching for lemongrass, maybe grasping at a tiny bit? Far from the best lemongrass beer, more of a subtle ginger wheat.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of secondtooth
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden with a thick head of white bubbles. Lovely tree-line lace.

Aroma is ginger with some citrus underneath. Very pleasant and refreshing, really.

Taste is quite unusual and unique, with the ginger being up front and foremost, but with a well-integrated touch of the lemongrass and citrus. I enjoyed this one as a tasty take on ginger beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some hints of ginger, not much else. Taste is mild, ginger, some lemon, not bad but nothing special. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of MikalMick
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Kona Brewing and their 808 series beer the Lemongrass Luau - I like it. It wasn't overly impressive out of the bottle (gosh, lately none of the beers I've been trying wow me out of the bottle). Anyway, it has a weak head and no lacing, but it was still halfway decent. Feel-wise I liked the crisp and full flavor rolling around the tongue. The smell was there with the lemongrass, but ginger - which is a powerful scent - I didn't really detect. The taste of the beer was good though, very refreshing - sessionable if you're inclined to this sort of beer. A very nice job by Kona.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSlem
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of lemongrass, ginger, slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an herbed / spice beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of lemongrass, ginger, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of earthy malt, and slight hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and blend. Nothing unique, but a refreshing brew.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of archyquaffer
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%

A moderate pour produces a half inch white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a ring around the edges with islands of lace in the center. The beer is an extra pale golden with light carbonation.

Definite notes of lemon and ginger in both the aroma and overall flavor. Light floral hop notes serve to accentuate the light citrus aroma-flavors. Cracker-like malt flavors provide the base. Very light bodied with a seltzer-like feel on the tongue. A touch of light citrus lingers into the finish, which is fairly dry.

If you want an adult version of a ginger ale shandy, this would be it. A more subtle presentation of light fruity flavors than a shandy, it would provide a nice alternative to the latter on a sultry day or as a lunch beer. Earlier, I was imbibing some rather rich flip drinks, so this light brew is a welcome change-up. Near excellent and quite unique.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Lemongrass Luau from Kona Brewing Co.
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