otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
She came to me a light clear yellow with a decent head which faded to a thin layer of bubbles on top of my brew. In the nose I detect faint aromas of mild hops, lemon, and flowers. Overall though, a rather light nose. After a few quaffs, I detect some crisp hop bite with a lemon spice bittering bite in the background. Smoother, lightly sweet and creamy malt characters. Later on, some hints of orange and citrus notes mingle amidst the light body and mouthfeel. From start to finish, Longboard keeps her subtle, mildly hoppy, citrus palate tinged with hints of malt sweetness and smoothness.
Definitely a lighter lager. None of the flavor profiles overwhelm, choosing instead to remain subtle and slightly subdued. Whether this is ultimately a detriment to the Longboard Lager is up to the drinker. Personally, it is a bit too light and subdued for my own personal taste. When I can grab a clean, smooth, light and easy drinking pilsner or lager from someone else, I will. Fire Rock and Wailua are still both winners from Kona, but Longboard disappoints unfortunately.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper amber color with a small frothy white head. Not much on the nose but corn malt. The taste is a caramel malt with a bitter finish. A good session brew but nothing special with this one.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold, thin creamy white head. Soft citrus and floral earth notes rides hints of cornbread. Light hoppy flavors continue with hints of bread and corn throughout. Light bodied, soft carbonation, nutty earth finish. Not awful by any means, but just very plain and boring....
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was very surprised to enjoy this Hawaiian lager on tap the other evening, because I expected much less. Not much head, light yellow coloring, light aroma of hops. The flavor, however, packs a punch! Bitter, spicy hops are balanced by a sweetness to this brew that makes it worth trying again. Enjoy!
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, malts, spices and some mild hops. Flavour is malts, some hops, mild grassyness as well as slight fruits.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle at GBBF 08. Clear gold, thin off white head. Slightly fruity lager. It?s ok, the fruit is ok. Not bad, bit of fart on the end.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet flavor with malty and caramel notes. Ends sweet.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a clear gold color with zero head. Aroma was malty. Flavor was also malty and light. Good summery beer, but not great by any means.
BenDover (216) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden-orange, no foam. Aroma just a hint skunky. Fortunately tastes a bit better than it looks and smells. A good beer, not a great one.
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
part of a mix pack offered by the store....not a bad beer. not to strong with the hops. golden color tan head. it got the job done