Lemongrass Luau | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.53/5
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199 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Lovely85 on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,202
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
199
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
49
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Photo of Zaktcc
2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pretendeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i might be being a little generous on this one, but i liked it a lot, even with a little time on it, it holds up well and tastes fresh to me still, a wheat beer brewed with ginger and lemongrass, a nice islandy mix of flavors to be sure. golden brew with excited carbonation. ginger is prominent in the nose, somewhat natural but also sort of candied or candy-like rather, sweet in the nose but fortunately not in the flavor. the lemongrass is the opposite, less in the aroma more in the taste, juicy and citrusy and springy and very hawaii and almost relaxing to me instantly. this is super summery, i like how light the wheat malt is in here, flavorful but delicate and cleaned up really well, this is crisp almost like a lager, made even more refreshing with such high carbonation, which is awesome.the lemongrass is real authentic and the proportion is good, the beer is light and simple and the lemongrass highlights the parts of it that work well on their own. insanely drinkable, i could happily slam the whole sixer right from the bottle. i kind of lost track of these guys when bud sharted shoving it all over the place, but this is very good for what it is, maybe dial back the ginger just a bit, but its better than its ratings by a lot.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp, fresh, herbal, lemongrass, ginger, citrus, with a clean finish. Same with the nose. gold, clear, white foam head with some lace. Light body. Would pair well with Asia food and spices. 20 IBUs

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tschude
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with rapidly falling cream colored head. Zero head retenrion & lacing

S: Ginger, not much else

T: Lemongrass, a little bit of white tea & some ginger up front. Strong ginger flavor, not harsh, but not much else, a little lemongrass bitterness as this warms, a little dryness too. Finishes refreshing with some ginger & a touch of citrus

MF: Light body, slight carbonation

Easy drinker, not a bad thrist quencher for a hot day

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Photo of takusan1000
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDavis92
4.72/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stopimalreadydead
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow, very little head. Smells and tastes strongly like lemongrass. Hint of ginger hits the back of your throat. I wish the ginger was stronger to be honest but I'm a big fan of ginger. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this but I did enjoy it overall.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a white head. Smells of ginger, lemongrass, and spices. Tastes of malt, ginger, sugar, lemongrass, and other sweet spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall this is a very flavorful and easy to drink beer.

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Photo of Walkinbeauty
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. golden yellow pour with minimal head. Lemongrass aroma and taste. Went well with a Thai curry dish and I would probably like it with Chinese cuisine as well.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Exeggutor
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmmochowski
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, this brew is nearly clear, golden in color, and has a one finger white head. The aroma is interesting...the lemongrass gives it both a citric and herbal note. Dominating aroma. The taste is a little bitter, with herbal, ginger, lemon peel, and grass. Somewhat light and crisp, but the lemongrass and spice notes are everywhere in this beer.

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Lemongrass Luau from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 199 ratings