Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.64/5 rDev +3.1%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):
LOOK: Pale gold, massive white foam head.
SMELL: Fruity, grain, honey
TASTE: Smooth, light-ish body, light sweetness, cereal grains, fruity, mildly tropical, toasty, honey finish
If the average non-beer geek drinker were to close their eyes and imagine what beer might taste in Hawaii, they might expect to taste something like this beer; a light ale with seemingly tropical fruity notes. Decent and drinkable.
STYLE: American Blonde Ale
06-26-2014 17:27:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.4/5 rDev -3.7%
A: Pours golden. Finger of bleached white head. Fairly rapid dissipation. Moderate to minimal lacing. Carbonation is moderate, with a fair amount of bubbles rising rapdily to form the head.
S: Malt dominant, with notes of grain and honey. Not incredibly aromatic. Getting a whiff of almost cereal like grain. Hops are fairly muted, but I do detect some mild fruitiness. Maybe a bit of overripe stone fruit or tropical fruit. However, this is hard to detect, as the smell is fairly weak.
T: Grainy and a bit gritty up front. Not getting much more than that. Take on a definitive fruity edge in the finish, but again, it's muted. Aftertaste carries some of this fruitiness, but it picks up this weird soda cracker like quality that isn't particularly pleasent. Very dry.
M: Fairly thin in the mouth. Not particularly carbonated, this one comes across as a bit watery.
O: Not a stellar beer. Not even a good one, really. Just mediocre.
08-30-2014 05:13:56 | More by McStagger
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.