ARMed (570) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mildly weak lager with a terrible finish. No balance and a strong aftertaste. The lager finish has a bitter tart aftertaste with a strong palate. A very poor lager.
666seth (222) - California, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent Lager very refreshing, nicely balanced aroma with a dry finish. a bit darker than any other typical lager but good!
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON TAP--I enjoyed this brewery's Fire Rock Pale Ale so much that I decided to try a few of their other offerings, including the Longboard Lager. While it doesn't have as much intensity as Fire Rock, it's still a mighty good beer. Very smooth with a nice (and surprising) hoppy kick. I can't imagine anyone not liking this beer. Nothing offensive in the slightest; just plenty of well-balanced taste.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, it's a decent lager. About as good as you can expect from Hawaii. Definitely better than Kaua'i Sunset Lager.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, clear, dark golden lager, not much head, does not last, but a nice continuing stream of bubbles. Not much present in the nose but hops ... do I actually smell hops in an American lager? Taste of sweet malt, floral hops, bitter finish, touch of grapefruit? Overall, surprisingly good for an American lager.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a pilsner. Wheaty hoppy taste--hoppy wheaty. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Nice compliment to Shrimp pizza.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium hazy yellow. Has typical lager qualities but add some sweetness and nice balance of hops. Pleasant and very drinkable. Offered at one of my favorite restaurants and goes well with their menu.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
crisp taste up front, not much on the palate, cloudy yellow.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp lager. Good thick yellow color. Really a lot of apple that comes through on this one. A fine example of a craft lager. What a lager should be, a little character to it.