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RATINGS: 1111   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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
Had on drought, oceanside in Waikiki, first beer in Hawaii. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffly white head. Aroma is sweet, mild. Taste has decent hops but no aftertaste. Just a somewhat different lager.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Sampled @ Hallandale beer fest (bottle). Pours too clear with a weak, pale lager hue. Clean but wimpy smell. Fresh slightly sweet and nutty grain flavors are perfectly balanced by a good German hop flavor for a nice lingering finish. The palate might actually be too silky/slick for this kind of beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Grabbed a six pack at an ABC Store in Waikiki. Decent lager with not much of an aroma to speak of. Pretty average in the long run. I found it to be smoother on the palate than other lagers but flavor wise I found it lacking.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Poured a golden color. Smooth beer with little to no aftertaste. An average beer that would be great in the summer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle at Dos in Davis. Well, there’s something to be said about this beer’s palate, although nothing more wowed me. All the flavor is up front without a real aftertaste. Very well brewed, but average as a lager.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2008
A 12 oz bottle. A packaged date on the neck of the bottle. The beer poured a golden body with a fizzy white head. The smell was a nice floral hop. Taste was a hop and bread flavor. Ok carbonation. 6 Pack

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Better than standard fare lagers. sweet and citrusy with a mild biscuit malt base. a little thin but a pleasant sight for sore eyes swimming in a sea (cooler) of MGD and Bud Light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, straw and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, light citreus and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
So this is far from the extreme beers that I tend to gravitate to but is overall a very well-crafted lager. I can readily get this in the bottle and have had it at the brewery as well...vibrant golden-color with small white head. The aroma is faint...but the flavor is definitely solid. To speak in rather abstract terms...it’s crisp, clean, and "bright". If you have a friend that you’d like to transition out of the "macro madness"...this is a good beer to test the waters with.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Draft. Deep golden in color, solid white head. Smooth, creamy, malty, yet crisp. An all around good lager.


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