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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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With all-natural ingredients, the Keoki Sunsetís mahogany color hints at itís subtle balance of delicious, rich flavors. A slight roasted malt taste and good hop aroma gives this Hawaii beer a bittersweet chocolate complexity and a velvet-like body with a quaffable character.

Ingredients:
Malts: 2-Row Brewers Malt, Carapils, White Wheat, Caramel Vienne, Carmel 120L
Hops: Simcoe, for bittering and Vanguard, for flavor and aroma


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Deep amber in color. Frothy head lasted a good bit of time. Fresh aromas (bottle purchased in Hawaii). Lively carbonation; fairly easy to quaff. Flowery hops. Malt forward with notes of toffee and toasted dark bread. Some burnt / smoky aromas. Aftertaste provided some bitterness, as well as a nip of coffee. Lesser notes of nuts and candied sugar in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Great copper color with a big white head. Floral and bitter hops, but only lightly hopped. Good mouthfeel. Toffee and sweet malts. Easy to drink. Bitter finish. Not great, but, once again, better than the rest of the ratings would suggest. Interesting question ó my beer says Keoki Sunset, not Kauai Sunset from Keoki. Something may have changed other than the label. The most favorable reviews, like mine, are all from 2005 and late 2004. The worst reviews are all from 2002 and 2003. Did they change something other than the label? I bet they did.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Nice integration of malt and hop flavors. Enjoyed on our lanai in Kauai, so its hard to not like this beer and really, its pretty good. From a bomber bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
On tap at a luau on Kauai. Malty, caramel aroma. Dark amber with a thin head. Good flavor of roasted caramel with a nice grassy hop finish. Thin body, but not without substance. Went well with the food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2005
22oz bottle. Amber, very little head. Roma comes out w/ carmel malt, then shows some roast, maybe some toffee...nutty doughy carmel...Fair overall. Like the Mehana, the finish seems tainted...slighty papery or earthy...maybe it is the water???I warm up to it as it warms...its alright! offering a fairly deep malt base. So far the best & maltiest HI beer iíve had. Body is done right as well...Forget my questions...this is a nice maltster!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2005
"With all-natural ingredients, the Kauai Sunsetís mahogany color hints at itís subtle balance of delicious, rich flavors. A slight roasted malt taste and good hop aroma gives this beer a bittersweet chocolate complexity and a velvet-like body with a quaffable character." Is that the right commercial decription? What Iím drinking is a fairly decent APA, bright orange (mahogany?) in color with a quickly collapsing white head. The aroma is a caramel malt with citric hopping, mainly orange and orange rind. The flavor is fairly well balanced between malt & hop, and it finishes on an earthy, bitter note. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Aroma is doughy and grainy; heavy caramel background; citric hopping with a well balanced palate; not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Clear sparkling dark orange, thin white head. Inviting nose of fresh grains, toast, toffee, a hint of butter, with a slight nutty earthiness to it. Very nice balance with the caramel malt intertwining with the light floral hop character. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, crisp, yet malty drying finish. Brings me right back to sunset on the Na Pali coast. Very nice..... .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 15, 2004
On tap at Honolulu Intíl airport. Poured a clear light amber with a medium tan head. Mild hop aroma. Quite a hoppy little pale with a light citrus flavor. Finishes crisp and clean with light dryness. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2004
Light golden amber, with small head. Nose has some hops and nuttiness. Nice mouthfeel with some sparkle. Flavors are muted though a hazelnut flavor melds with the hop profile nicely. Finish is short but nice ...Iíd say not a bad session and one of the better Hawaiin beers Iíve had


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