Friday, January 17, 2014

Kona Longboard Island Lager Review

Name: Kona Longboard Island Lager
Style: Pale Lager/Adjunct Lager
ABV: 4.6%

It's time to review another beer from Hawaii's own Kona Brewing Company. Today I'm taking a look at their Longboard Island Lager, which one again shows Kona's effort to make it painfully obvious that this beer was made in Hawaii.

To start out, it pours a pale yellow color with a barely foamy head. The carbonation takes on a more mild appearance and there is no visible lacing either.

The nose consists mainly of pale malts, barley, and cooked corn with a rather grassy aftertouch.

Flavor doesn't differentiate too much from the aroma. I'm getting pale malts, barley, cereal grains and grassiness. The aftertaste is a semi-resiny hop flavor.

The palate has a lighter weight but it comes with some heavy carbonation. It does have sort of a crisp feel to it but only if it's cold

It goes without saying that you should know what you're getting into when you buy this. It isn't as bad as other pale lagers out there but I still wouldn't recommend trying this out unless you get it offered to you for free at a party or get together.

Kona Longboard Island Lager - 5/10

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