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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,212 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,212
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 29
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: julian on 02-19-2011)
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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beer appears dark brown; quite red when backlit. Head is a thick off white and very creamy. Lacing is dense and persistent.

Aroma: Lightly hopped, very malty. The coconut is very pronounced, but toasted – not cloying or sweet – as the official description promises.

Taste: The coconut hits first, but the slight sweetness rides over the tongue in a wave, allowing the maltiness of the beer to come forth before reasserting itself at the finish. There is little to no bitterness. Again, the coconut has a distinctly toasted flavor to it, but ideally so. Enough to notice, but not overdone and, therefore, acrid.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but not weak. Carbonation could be slightly higher

Overall: I'll be honest, this beer was decent enough to plow through a six pack in 90 minutes. A hair too sweet for my tastes, but much less so than some other Brown Ales I've attempted.

Big_Blue, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

powdersoldier, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Gagnonsux, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark copper in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, subtle coconut
Taste-Toasted coconut, toasted malt, a nice little bite in the finish seems to balance everything out. a bit thin-bodied but nice flavor and balance. Sessionable. Good with a burger or BBQ wings.

hosehead83, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bonis, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

hpthebull, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

RandyKemka, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

projectflam86, Feb 03, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The brewary told me you maintain temp ~30 deg F. 10 # CO2.
This beer can be bought in keg form which is distributed by Anheuser-Busch, can only be bought in bottle form seasonal. I love the roasted coconut taste and i love coconut. The toasted mahogany flavor comes out. Not the avg Brown Ale.

crack99, Feb 03, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear brown color with just over one finger of head that did not stick around for very long before settling to a film of suds. A little bit of sticky lacing is left behind on the glass.

Definate aroma of toasted coconut. Unfortunately that is the only going on in the aroma.

Likewise that is mostly true in the flavor. Just a little bit of nutty malt that comes in the finish. Pleasant enough flavor albeit slightly gimmicky. If there was more malt flavor, they would really have something going on.

And more malt would also help this beers weakest aspect. Feels thin bodied and watery. Decent enough carbonation.

It delivered what the beer is advertising. Just not enough going on to warrant a good score. Just slightly above average.

morimech, Feb 03, 2013
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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,212 ratings.