Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:
Hawaiian climate. Bring on the lagers!
Pale in color, glowing yellow and crystal clear, which is similar to the sub-style. Wild flowers, Asian pear and a bit of doughy biscuit in the nose. Big on smoothness, creamy as well, which was an unexpected but welcome surprise. What a lovely body on this lager. Biscuity, grassy maltiness is long and drawn out. Bitterness dials in with a spicy and dried herb flavor. Very balanced, from hops to sweetness to toasted grain. Clean palate with only a hint of sulfur. Biscuity flavors from the grain become dominant in the end for the most part. Big dry finale of clean grain.
Very impressive, a bigger body than we expected, but that's not a bad thing as it stays very drinkable bottle to bottle. Just more proof that brewing lagers is worth the effort.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 18:08:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.38/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off bottle with a packaged on date on the neck.
Appearance: Pale yellowish gold holding a good clarity with a wicked frothy head on top.
Smell: Basic clean maltiness clean.
Taste & Mouth Feel: Smooth with a semi-crispness in a medium body. Clean pale malty flavors throughout, not too sweet. A good kick of spicy bitterness to help balance. Finishes slightly dry.
Drinkability & Notes: An all around easy drinking lager, this is a real American Lager in my book. Light yet still very flavorful, an all purpose beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2004 00:37:04 | More by Jason
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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
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