Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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2.34/5 rDev -33.7%
Crisp, clean, yellow brew with white thick foamy head. Good lacing.
Papery, wet cardboard, bland.
Thin, wet, awkward dryness, missing much flavor from hops. Papery. Darn near water. Medium carbonation, substantial carbonation helps out the lack of flavors. Too wet and watery, not well balanced or complemented.
Initial drainpour, but then I wanted a crisp clean-ish brew. Cant recommend, but fits the summer profile. Kona can do better, a total miss.
08-01-2013 02:37:28 | More by chugalug06
2.36/5 rDev -33.1%
Let's pop the top and pow- a whiff off a pine needles in a week old laundry basket that neutralizes the appearance of a thick head, lacing that sticks to the glass and rising bubbles.
The aroma combined with the light honey, hint of tea and salt on the tongue doesn't do it for me. However it does finish clean. Tried one slightly warmer and another colder; sadly it does not get any better. Food pairing- I do think this might work in a steak marinade.
Maybe coming from half way across the globe adversely changed the beer. That being said I find it overhyped and not all that. Not recommended.
Honestly if this style is considered to be influential introducing people to craft beers, I'll go all the way over and say I'd prefer a passable AAL or Euro lager almost every time.
I feel so dirty.
08-07-2014 23:56:28 | More by Keginator70
2.38/5 rDev -32.6%
Pours yellow, large white head. Smell: pure macro lager. Ugh. Taste slight skunk, overly sweet, unpalatable, sickle, and there's little to nothing "blond" about it.
Just not a good brew, and I never would have guessed that I was drinking an ale. Watery, not very drinkable.
10-18-2008 02:08:02 | More by Overlord
Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.