Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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2.59/5 rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Bottle into mug
This one pours crystal-freaking clear, the color of coors banquet--maybe a little darker, but not much. A nice little white bubbly head tops it off. Smells of grassy and citrusy hops, but not strongly enough: I leaned in further to get a better whiff and my nose got wet. I inhaled some foam but detected no more powerful aromatics. I guess Big Wave is just a super clean, weak-smelling brew. An adjunct corny flavor comes through in the taste. I could almost mistake this ale for Bud Light Platinum... It is a bit bready but very lightly malted with a thin consistency. The mouthfeel leaves something to be desired.
I suppose this is Kona's attempt at an ale that is sessionable and easy-drinking. The fact that I could drink this all night without getting drunk merits a 2.75 overall score, since it's much better than most 4.4% beers such as Keystone Light..
The pilsner-style malts, though very weak, make this one taste almost like a lager. Overall, it is just watery.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 06:16:03 | More by sam_bliss
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