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RATINGS: 1145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (414) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 8, 2008
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
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"

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlihcsnatas (292) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Not much aroma to it but it does have a nice taste. While typical of most lagers this one is a bit better than most. It has a nice balance to it that gives a malty flavor at first sip but then the hops began to show themselves giving it a bitter finish. The Hawaiian words with translations under the cap are cool too. Wonder how many a person would have to drink to learn to speak Hawaiian.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle pours a clear pale yellow with a small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts mostly. Flavor begins fairly sweet, some grassy, earthy notes, mild hops, and finishes with a slight bitterness. Quite smooth and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a peachy straw yellow with a small head. Very bitter aroma with a honey background. Honey sweetness in the taste also with a nice fruitiness. Some bitterness. Highly drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
Gold yellow, virtually no head. White bread, malty aroma, flavor is pretty much the same. Mostly inoffensive. Sampled at the Raleigh WBF.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pours golden with hardly any head or lace. Nose is pale malts. Flavor is the same with a not so pleasant finsih. I could chug this (which I did) but I can’t see drinking this regularly or ever ordering it on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Clear golden color with minimal carbonation bubbles visible. Nice frothy head for an all-malt lager. S- Some hints of sweet malts but very faint nose. T- Crisp and malty with hints of metallic flavor which quickly subside. M- fairly thin and very carbonated. D- This would be a great alternative to a macro on a warm summer day. Very refreshing.


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