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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Lavaman Red Ale is a malty, red ale with strong caramel notes and a subtle chocolate malt flavor. The pronounced maltiness is balanced by the delicate blend of Pacific Northwest hops resulting in a smooth, full-bodied beer.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Amber pour wth off white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt. Caramel malt with a bit of a metallic funk. Thin and fizzy. Very drinkable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Draft at Marina Pub. Pours a beautiful brilliant clear glowing amber. Odd aroma, bit nutty, yeast, dry, something I can’t place. Lightly sweet, a bit odd, maybe old, lightly resiny hoppy, light caramel, longer lasting biscuit aftertaste, sweet toasted caramel, I wonder if it is something in the water out here that makes all these beers taste somewhat similar. Fairly dry, light sweetness, like a diet-soda.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tap at brewpub. Pour is clear red with a hint of white bubbles around the edges of the glass. Aroma is lightly malty with hints of pine hop. Not overly complex, but solid. Flavor is true to nose with light malt and a hint of hop. Easy drinkin’.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2010
On tap at some Mexican restaurant near Kona. Started badly, finished better. Strangely much better with Mexican food, which made it start tasting like a rich fruity pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
At the brewpub, draft. Malty, thin body. Clear red. Nice looking. Average beer, with the malty notes in palate and nose.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap several locations in Hawaii - Poured dark amber color with medium off white head. Aroma - biscuity malt and mild floral hops. Light citrus scent and mainly alot of malt aroma Flavor - caramel malt and mild earthy yeast taste finishing up with touch of herbal hops. Palate - medium bodied with average carbonation. Finish is quick and little aftertaste! Overall - I had several of these during happy hour and thought this beer was ok. Its easy to drink with no offensive tastes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Weak, bland flavor, a little caramel and a smidgen of hop, with some bandaid and cardboard flavor. Very dull.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
Description sounds much better than the beer I enjoyed. On draught at Leilani’s on Ka’anapali Beach. Clear amber colour with a creamy white head that bubbled away quickly. Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is significantly unmalty, just a dry hopped amber that finishes bitter and unbalanced. The "pronounced maltiness" described...never occurred. Disappointing, but a drinkable, hoppy amber beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (495) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Sampler at Kona brewpub. Copper color, not much aroma. Nice smooth body, balanced hops and malts, light body. Good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2681) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Dark copper-red body with a light off-white head. Slightly sweet malty aroma. Flavor was malty and somewhat sweet with little hops evident. Smooth, rich body.


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