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. Thereís 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 Iím gonna
drink you till the end of time.
So hereís to the golden brew,
thatís about to make me spew.
And mostly, whereís a place
where I can pee.
So hereís to the ginger lei
I give to you today,
And hereís some shit
That I canít 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 itís brewed in Hawaii and because I love all things Hawaii, Iíll drink this again.
presario (4426) - 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, Iíve gotten past the smell but it still doesnít have much there. Taste is average at best, palate is creamy and nice, but thatís about the best part of the beer. It just leaves a lot to be desired.
DavidP (1745) - 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 isnít 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 (2607) - 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.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a light gold with no head.
Slight aroma of grass and corn.
Light malt flavor with a bit of a metalic finish.. not bad.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Draft, at the Honolulu airport. Straw body, white head, some hops in the nose. German hops, weak malt, fairly forgettable, but heaven after having to deal with the idiot security staff at the airport (why canít I take two bags on the plane? You let that girl through, and she has THREE!) RERATE 4/08: Bottle. Lagerish nose, nice malt/hop balance, really a lot better than this siteís average rating would suggest. Another rerate: Now that I have a handle on DMS, this has quite a bit of it. That would be that "lager" flavor. Nice sweet DMS thing, some hops, a nice basic lager.