ronaldtheriot (1424) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale has a fairly thick, rocky, off-white head, a clear, golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles (etched glass), some lacing, and little white specks floating throughout. The aroma is of fruit (think pineapple), faint bread, and mild sweetness. Taste is all of those, with a strong tap water note. Bitterness is mellow and pleasant, but ho-hum, to an extent. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Kona Big Wave Golden Ale finishes dry, crisp, refreshing, lager-like, and drinkable. Overall, this is alright, and I suppose it’s worth checking out. RJT
rcwclj (1) - Carson, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not a huge beer drinker, got the app to stay informed now that have a special beer fairy, that is opening my eyes to beer.
Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a wonderful session beer; I feel like I could drink a thousand. The color is beautiful, and the carbonation just right. The hops were noticeable and citrusy. Crisp, clean, and dry. Everything was in balance, which is the best quality of this beer. Great with a burger.
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromas of tropical fruit and honey. Hazy yellow-orange with a mostly fading, white head. Dry, lightly floral, mildly fruity, and with subtle honey flavors. Light and refreshing, and finishes very clean.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is toasted malts, a bit of corn, grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color. Clear and fair head retention. Nice malty aroma with some sweet fruit notes. Light floral notes and. Lightly balanced malt and hops
flavors. Does not really stand out but is still a lot better than the yellow domestic lagers. Easy drinking beginner ale. Great before you step over to the malty side of Dopple bocks.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV 4,4%. Pours clear golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is malty, with weak fruity hops. Taste is weak with a watery mouthfeel, light sweet malty, almost no hops here.
ClubGonzo (4440) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Clear golden body, small white head. Nose is peachy rosewater tones with hints of soap, pine and herbs. Quite nice, actually. Taste is grainy malts, floral tones and hints of peaches. Mellow, nice and refreshing. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Refreshing golden ale meets APA? Yes, it works.
sonnycheeba (4036) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg pour during Annapolis 5K beer run. Pours clear gold with thin, white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, and light wheat. Flavor is balanced bready malts, citrus fruit esters, and pine hops; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.355l bottle. This is a near-clear golden one with a small quickly side sticking and islandy off-white top. The aroma is not really all that much. I’m always hoping for a lovely tropical aroma in all beers coming from tropical places, but quite often I’m disappointed. Some sweetness with traces of something copper metallic and some floral hints. Not horrible, but just not all that good either. It has a soft carbonation level and the mouthfeel is thin, almost watery. It’s relatively easy to drink this. Some malty flavors, not directly sweet, but it has a good amount of malty sweetness. Biscuits and floral flavors. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still absolutely OK. 20.04.2013