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Lavaman Red Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

Lavaman Red Ale
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%


Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lavaman Red Ale is a malty, red ale with strong caramel notes and a subtle chocolate malt flavor. The pronounced maltiness is balanced by the delicate blend of Pacific Northwest hops resulting in a smooth, full-bodied beer.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2004)
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ThreeWiseMen

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3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Bongo Ben's in Kailua yesterday. Following review written from notes.

Served in a chilled pint glass.

Appearance: A thin, off-white, loose, and sticky cap sits atop a clear, dark(ish) amber body. Gazing within, I see steady, moderate carbonation. Head retains its original form for the duration of the session, and drags light lacing. Nothing thrilling about this red ale. It essentially fits the bill stylewise, though I'd like to see a bit darker body.

Smell: Lemon, whole grain kernels, and grassy hops. Malt dominates, but the overall smell is bland and somewhat unpleasant - smells cheap, if that makes sense.

Taste: Sweet and pleasant, but leaves something to be desired: namely robustness. Caramel and sweet bread greet the palate; piney, grassy hops finish things off. Light bitterness. Flavor profile remains consistent as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth with prickly, moderate carbonation. Malty with light bitternessand a pleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability: While I didn't care for the smell, this was actually very drinkable. Suited the warm, overcast weather of Kailua perfectly. I ordered a second pint without even thinking about it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2010 20:29:19 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Lavaman Red Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.