Lemongrass Luau | Kona Brewing Co.

Lemongrass LuauLemongrass Luau
BA SCORE
31.2%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 186 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:
#38,288
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
186
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
13.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 39
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Photo of Guden
2.79/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Strange and malty with light hints of ginger. Searching for lemongrass, maybe grasping at a tiny bit? Far from the best lemongrass beer, more of a subtle ginger wheat.

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Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of moundbz
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
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 secondtooth
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy golden with a thick head of white bubbles. Lovely tree-line lace.

Aroma is ginger with some citrus underneath. Very pleasant and refreshing, really.

Taste is quite unusual and unique, with the ginger being up front and foremost, but with a well-integrated touch of the lemongrass and citrus. I enjoyed this one as a tasty take on ginger beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kona Brewing Co. "Lemongrass Luau"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "10:16 3 APR 27 16" and sampled on AUG 03 16
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Lemongrass Luau pours a slightly hazy golden body beneath a short head of bright white foam. It initially leaves some limited broken rings and craggy spots and splashes of lace behind, but the head dissipates quickly and not much is left beyond that point.

Ginger and an herbal character are found in the nose over a basic, golden maltiness.

The lemongrass and ginger are clear in the flavor over a sweetish malt base. Initially sweet, the ginger soon catches up and balances it quite nicely. Not much bitterness is needed, and it finishes spicy with ginger as the malt erodes.

It's medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation that's probably kept that way so as not to emphasize the spiciness of the ginger, and it works (although personally I'd like a little more bite!).

Not a bad spring or summer beer, I could also see drinking this in the dead of winter as the sun sets over snow covered trees - but of course that's not a problem in Hawaii! Refreshing and interesting, and nicely balanced. Well done.

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Photo of CWVegas
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Lemongrass Luau from Kona is good....perfect summer beer. The beer poured a straw yellow with white head that is not leaving a lace. The scent is lemon and ginger. The taste follows suite and is evenly balanced. The mouhtfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a winner and worth a try.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
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 BeerAndFilm
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bieniek30
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mgcarney
4.81/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jason419
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some hints of ginger, not much else. Taste is mild, ginger, some lemon, not bad but nothing special. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 iheartmyTHO
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Lemongrass Luau from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 31.2% out of 100 with 186 ratings
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