Lemongrass Luau | Kona Brewing Co.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Lovely85 on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw yellow with a soft white blanket.

Smell is lemongrass, and ginger, with corn and bread.

Taste starts with a bitter bite of lemongrass, with citrus, a little wheat bread, and a hint of funky pineapple.

Feel is medium bodied, crisp, and semi-wet.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, really neat beer here, a special brew, just enough lemon grass and ginger to not be overbearing, enjoy in Spring or Summer or, of course, whenever you are thinking of Hawaii.

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Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.34/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Actually had this in the can. Its on my bottom shelf in terms of canned goodness. This was not good.

Pours a cloudy yellow, plenty of haze, 1" full of white head. Looks just fine. Aroma was ginger, lemon, not really beer smells up in here.

Taste, ugh, this was not drinkable for me. So much lemon and ginger. Some wheat behind that. Nothing like beer, and I like some fruity or weird beer styles. Lots of carbonation and nothing in terms of feel for malt, yeast or hops.

The rare beer I couldn't even come close to finishing.

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Photo of Darhawk
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow pour, nose is ginger and wet grass. Taste is overpowering ginger, light lemon and grasses. Light mouth feel. A refreshing beach beer not much more.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jw4free
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brittian
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle with bottling date of 24JUN16 into standard pint glass.

L: Straw yellow with white finger width head. Recedes into thin layer. Spotted lacing.

S: Ginger, Lemon no strong hops or malts.

T: Lemon off the line first, followed y the ginger and some grassy flavors.

F: Crisp and refreshing, light body. Easy on the palate, high drinkability.

O: Meh, not my style of beer but worth a try. Well made.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddoJay
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vincenteric
4.73/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of the best summer beers I've ever had. I am an IPA fan but my girlfriend got me to try this on a hot summer day. Big A+ for this one

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Photo of woodychandler
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am finding all sorts of bottles as I winnow through the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody!

From the bottle: "808 Series"; "Liquid Aloha"; "Fresh, Responsible, Always Aloha."

I Pop!ped the cap & went with a gentle pour due to some visible floaties in the punt of the bottle. An in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of foamy, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving behind sticky lacing as it fell. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, inspiring The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon and Midas to come in from the living room, where they were watching football on teevee. Nose was stunning with the ginger! They did not need to put anything on the label & I could have identified it. Wow. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, on the big side on the tongue without achieving creaminess. The taste was definitely spicy with ginger, but it was not as intense as it had seemed on the nose. Finish was dry and spicy, but one was enough. This would probably be better on a hot, humid Summer day or as an accompaniment to Asian cuisine.

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Photo of Bear1964
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, New Belgium glass, dated "June2416".

Medium pale yellow with a fizzy head that quickly fades to a few small transient bubbles.

Crisp, pale malt with herbal, grassy hops. Smells a bit like ginger beer.

Lemon-lime, earthy greens, ginger root, and a medium honey sweetness.

Medium bodied with punchy carbonation. It's like an earthy, organic lemon-lime soda.

It isn't my cup of tea. It would definitely be too sweet without the high level of carbonation and that would make it less refreshing, which I think was the goal.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pale yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is grass with some spices. The taste is slight citrus and grass. A nice beer.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The lemongrass flavor is VERY prominent. It almost has a weed like flavor to it, which some may or may not like. I gradually warmed up to this beer but don't think it's something I'd drink again.

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

Photo of rjericks
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth golden ale with a flavorful, balanced blend of ginger and lemongrass....very pleasing!

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Lemongrass Luau from Kona Brewing Co.
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