Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bright golden yellow. Lots of tiny bubbles rise to form a small white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Flavor is sweet and a little malty, more corn, a touch of citrus. Not bad, refreshing and easy to drink. Thanks to DavidP for sharing this one!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
really cloudy. There might be something wrong with this bottle. I agree with another rater’s comment about the white cake flavor- very accurate description. overall, decent beer, but elements are not in proper flight formation.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 This pours a macro look, but its tastes are not so macro. There’s a certain sweet malty beginning of perhaps white cake and a very light lemon bitter in the finish. Actually, the finish ends up being more of a wheat beer finish. While confusing, it is not so bad - especially for the style.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I belive it was the great, Hawaiin singer, Don Ho, who sang of this beer.
In the beer.
Make me happy
Make me feel fine.
Make me warm all over.
With a feeling that I’m gonna
drink you till the end of time.
So here’s to the golden brew,
that’s about to make me spew.
And mostly, where’s a place
where I can pee.
So here’s to the ginger lei
I give to you today,
And here’s some shit
That I can’t drink away.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden & clear pour supporting a quickly diminishing white head and very little lacing. Malty and floral aroma. Straightforward lager flavor - nothing particularly noteworthy. Finish was decent and dry. Overall, this is a pretty run of the mill American lager but because it’s brewed in Hawaii and because I love all things Hawaii, I’ll drink this again.
presario (4524) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Spokane, but I am told it is contract brewed in Portland. Straw colour. Good head. Soap residue lacing. Smooth body and grassy hop flavour. Finish is a little rough
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Um, not impressed from the begining. Pours without any character and the first scent is skunk.
Okay, I’ve gotten past the smell but it still doesn’t have much there. Taste is average at best, palate is creamy and nice, but that’s about the best part of the beer. It just leaves a lot to be desired.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw yellow body with low amounts of carbonation and head. Smells like wet grain and dry grass. The flavor is suprisingly full - wet grain, corn, and dry grass hops. Medium body. For a lager that isn’t that interesting to drink this tastes pretty good.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow body, with slight amber hue. Fading fizzy white head. Dull, sweet cardboard aroma. Some stuff happens in the flavor. Hops are there, with some underlying sweetness. But it still has an annoying taste component. Its ok, but not great.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had a malty aroma and was gold in color with no head. Little bitterness on the palate that left that bitter aftertaste. Might have to get one more to see if it has a thirst quenching effect after a hot day out in the Arizona sun.