Lemongrass Luau | Kona Brewing Co.

Lemongrass LuauLemongrass Luau
BA SCORE
3.54/5
187 Ratings
Lemongrass LuauLemongrass Luau
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lovely85 on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,773
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
187
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of JDavis92
4.72/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stopimalreadydead
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +1.7%
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 +5.4%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Exeggutor
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmmochowski
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of EdFed
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.51/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of constantine_272
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bright yellow. Fizzy soda like with almost no head. Champagne bubbles are nice though. Lemon ginger on the nose with straw and dark rich earth. Taste disappoints the nose. A cloying sweet lemon syrup flavor dominates the start while a ginger heat dominates the finish. I can strugle to pick up white bread and rice notes around the lemon and woody green herbal hops on the finish around the ginger. But the lemon and ginger are just too heavy handed for my taste; there's no subtlety here. Mouth feel is okay. The ginger actually balances the sweetness but residual sugar still lingers. Tone down the lemon and ginger additives by about 75% and I'd try it again. Maybe dry out the finish a little too while you're at it.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

6/3/17 (Chicago). 12 oz bottle bpttled 5/11/16 poured into Kona Lemongrass Luau lager glass. Clear golden yellow pour, mild carbonation, minimal head. Lemongrass and bread aroma. Taste sweet lemongrass, citrus, and bread. Crisp, clean taste, medium feel, firm going down. Overall OK beer.

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Photo of wingnuter
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lawn-Mower beer great for a hot day after cutting the grass.⛈

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.4/5  rDev -4%
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 +14.1%
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 +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Lemongrass Luau from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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