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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1783) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
From bottle to pint. Clear copper with off white head that retained well. Very nice looking. Plenty of caramel malt on both aroma and flavor. Not bad at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2332) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2016
A middle of the road average red ale, maltier than most, almost a scotch ale. Decent for what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from a mix pack. Good bit of spicy caramel to the nose with some grains to it. Taste is a bit bitter, and seems like a fair amount of hops to it. Fine, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1730) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2016
A decent red, but nothing special. Pours a nice clear Amber. Smells a bit of nuts. Taste is basic red, a little nutty with a bit of hops in the finish. Had on tap at the taproom on Oahu.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Draft at Yard House. Clear reddish amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste has caramel and light body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (625) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Solid amber. Aroma of sweet bread up front. Nice malty richness. Balance in bitterness does the job. Ok session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3375) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Tap at Annie’s a wonderful burger joint in Kona. Amber pour unsurprisingly. Nose is caramel and malt. Tastes of malt, light caramel, some faint hop citrus, paper, and berry. Mild bodied. Smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10176) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Draught at the Kona Brewing Co, Hawaii Kai, HI. Clear mahogany color with a small light tan head. Caramel sweetness, nougat, dark maltiness and sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel malt, some hops, chocolate and nougat. Quite nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Amber with white frothy head; crystal malt up front worth nice sweet aromas on the nose and tongue

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Suitably red pour with a thin off-white head. Lots of caramel with some fruit and biscuit. Not my favorite Kona.


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