Sirjames (37) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the small brewery and brewpub at Kailua-Kona comes this fresh tasting lager style. It pours like golden sunlight with a one finger head....aroma is lightly toasted malt which transcribes to the overall taste as well. A bit of a bitter finish, but not pronounced. Just the thing for quenching an island thirst as the trade winds blow in off the bay. Incidently for those who like a full flavour, try their Fire Rock Ale.
haddon90 (1350) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought this 6-pack at Ralph’s in Riverside, CA. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Nice malt aroma. Smooth, clean roasted malt taste. Some hops lingering. Kind of sweet as well. Not too bad of a lager.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was actually a decent lager. Smooth and clean, with a great roasted malt flavor and just enough bittering hops. Earthy and grassy with a lingering bitter finish.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark golden yelllow color. Aromas of hops, grains, a tad bitter smelling. Flavors of bitter hops and roast grains. Nice lingering aftertaste.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on-tap at the brewery. The beer poured a clear, light yellow with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head that left behind good lacing. The aroma was light overall—moderatley hoppy with notes of grass and straw and a trace of honey. The flavor was lightly sweet with a short, lightly bitter finish. The body was light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was fizzy.
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Had while on the island of Kauai. OK for something brewed in Hawaii, but I will never seek this one out again.
FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle. Golden straw color with a thin film of white head. Muted grainy malt aroma with an additional sweaty sulpher character. Grainy flavors combined with a lemony, grassy hop character. Slight residual sweetness in the finish with some earthen grassiness. Mouthfeel is light, slightly crisp.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a tiny white head and faint lined lacing. Sour yeast (dough, sweat) and malt (meal, straw) aroma with a fruity nose. Straw and grainy malt flavor with sweet yeast and lightly acidic. Light bodied and spicy palate, dry finish.
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at "The Shack" in Kapa’a, Kauai. Very light aroma, some hint of citrus and malt. Pale yellow with a nice creamy white head. Corn, some light malt and a hint of grass in the finish. Lighter body, but not watery. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle packaged Aug 31 05. Gold color, slightly hazy, no real head...citrus tinged malt aroma is mild. Crisp, moderately bitter finish. Decent lager, but my least liked of the Kona’s I’ve had. A bit better on tap than from the bottle, in my expereince.