Longboard Island Lager | Kona Brewing Co.

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Longboard Island LagerLongboard Island Lager

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.

18 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 08-07-2002

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3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a quickly dissapating head that left no lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose was classic American adjuncts with a twist; corn and rice aromas with an earthy, minerally odor. Taste was more of a European that American lager taste; the clean dry bitterness of a Stella, mixed with an earthy, tea-like astringency that left a puckering sensation on my mouth. Somewhat unpleasant. Medium thin mouthfeel with a high carbonation level. A unique and interesting lager due to the earthiness in the flavor profile, but the mouth drying astringency is a major flaw that keeps me from reaching for more.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This lager is very smooth. It can satisfy veteran beer enthusiasts as well as the relative newbie. For me, this is a very practical drinker. This beer won't knock your socks off, but will hopefully keep your shirt on. It has low ABV with a solid taste. Despite other great beers, I can enjoy not getting hammered by high ABVs. All in all, this brew delivers.

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz.

Pours a light lemon gold, mild haze, with a sugar white head that retains as a bit of a film.

Smells of grassy malts, sweet lemon, a hint of coriander, and some mild dry hop.

Flavor is of mild dry barley malts, a bit papery, with a whisper of a citrus and the slightest hint of mild hop.

Light body with light tingles of carbonation.

A fairly average lager, quenches the thirst, probably pairs well with food, but nothing special. Smells really good but the taste is a little boring. For what it is, it's not bad though.

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Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,720 ratings.
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