Oscbert (1045) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at West Coast Brew Fest ’08
~Pours a yellow golden colour with creamy white head.
~ Malty wheat scent.Similar to that of a pilsener.
~ Has a mellow sweet wheat taste.
~This is a nice easy to drink lager.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Coconuts on the Beach. Pours a clear yellow color with small, thin white head. Light floral aroma. Thin, watery palate. The flavor is grainy with an intertesting fruitiness to it. Nothing amazing but would certainly choose this over a Bud Light.
scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden yellow with nice white foam. Nice sweet malt and bite-y hops. Nice balance. A bit pricey. 95%. $8.99 a sixer at a local beershop.
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light slightly hazy lager. Sweet with a very small hint of hops. Easy drinking but nothing to write home about.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
Appearance: clear yellow, frothy white head,
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma with floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of cereal character, light floral bitterness, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts and some peppery hops. Flavor pilsner malts, grainy, and a peppery hop finish.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Dark golden in color with caramel overtones running through the nose along with a touch of chocolate and citric honey. The palate is more of the same and while the midpalate is semi-sweet the finish is quite dry and abrupt. Eh.
junon (421) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 Not bad. Not too much on the nose though. Taste is well its a lager. No problem drinking it if offered and may even choose it over other more well known names if at a pub.
Re-rating this. Palates improved. This is nutty! Buttery. Much more creamy than I remember. However the nose is reminiscent of detergent. I will have to compare this to Maui’s Bikini Blonde Lager, my favorite lager, and surprisingly I have to say I prefer this Kona. The colour is superior, the taste is comparable, and however the alc% is higher. This actually looks like its trying to be something more than a lager, say an IPA, however not quite. The taste a bit bolder but still smooth and lite. As far as lager goes maybe not the better lager but arguably the better beer. Very interesting. Bumping up the flavor to 7 from 5 and the overall to 14 from 12.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly, I wasn’t impressed with this brew. Your typical lager, it pours dark, but clear amber colour with a small white head. Carries a soft somewhat fruity character, which for a little while transports you somewhere tropical (if you close your eyes and imagine). Carmel, plum and toffee in the flavor.
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at local drunk bar -all stars- ... Looks like a regular ole Lager ... smell seems quite average to, but better than any BMC ... Is enjoyable! ... quite full for a widely available lager ...
"not quite ants at a picnic"