Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.64/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A- Looks like an American lager. Nothing new here. It's a tad darker golden than say a Bud or Miller. No real head ever formed.
S- Bready with a slight hop spice. There is a wheat type smell in the grain. Not musty like a macro lager. No adjunct veggie or corny scent, which is a good thing. That's because this is not an adjunct lager! Very nice for a lager!
T- Slight hop spice mixed with a wheat type grain. Defiently bready. I detect a slight toasted flavor from the malt. Finish is slightly bitter. Dries fairly quickly. Very clean tasting beer overall.
M- I'd say the body is between light and medium, closer to light. Carbonation is very high with this beer. Very crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is just a tad to harsh, but doesn't detract from the beer.
*This beer picks up where Budweiser and Miller High Life/Coors left off. It let's you know that American lagers can actually have taste and character, but still be something that a macro beer drinker might appreciate. This a truly great lager!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 03:44:02 | More by ThomasMetal75
3.65/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This brew pours a clear golden color with a light head which dissipates quickly. Some light lacing stays on the glass until the end. Good carbonation.
The smell is sweet malts, funky yeast, lemongrass floral and peppery hops.
The taste follows the nose, lemongrass, yeast, some mixed fruit, sweet malts, some bready malts and some peppery hops on the backend.
The mouthfeel is clean, the brew goes down smoothly with a slightly tangy bite which stays on the tongue after swallowing.
Overall, this is a clean lager, fresh tasting lager. This would be a nice "sessionable" brew especially on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 20:25:49 | More by microbrewlover
2.95/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, hint of hop, hint of pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Very weak American Pale Lager, but decent American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight pale malt, adjunct, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, adjunct dominates both aroma and body.
Serving type: on-tap
08-12-2013 21:57:41 | More by Tone
Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.