Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This brew pours a golden color, mostly opaque, with a light sudsy head which does not last long but remnants remain on the top of the brew until the end. Almost no lacing.
The smell is pineapples, cantaloupes, melon, peach and sweet malts. Strong overall citrus smell.
The taste follows the nose with pineapple, melon peach and other fruits dominating. There is also a sweet bready taste which remains in the mouth as an aftertaste. There are enough hops to prevent this beer from being too sweet but the hops never dominate the taste but rather stay in the background. I would guess this is what the brewers were going for and if that is the case, well done.
The mouthfeel is mostly creamy but there is also a slightly thick bready chewy feeling. Slightly dry on the backend.
Overall this is a very well balanced Blonde Ale. If you like the style it is worth trying. If you don't like the style you might want to give this a try on a hot day just for fun.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 19:27:12 | More by microbrewlover
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Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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