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Kona Oceanic Organic Ale

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Kona Brewing Company has brewed the first beer ever in Hawaii using all organic malted barley and hops, a Belgian-style saison named Oceanic Organic Ale. It was fermented with a custom blend of Belgian yeast strains and spiced with an abundance of organic hops, coriander and grains of paradise. The straw-colored unfiltered beer has a crisp, dry, quenching flavor and distinctive spicy aroma with notes of lemon peel, clove, white pepper, cardamom and fresh hops complemented by pleasant cellar-like notes. The complex aroma is balanced by rustic hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Big thanks to tOrinO for opening a bottle of this at the post RS party tasting. Poured into a tasting glass. A - Pours hazy yellow with a light film of head leaving spotty lacing down the glass. S - Some clove, oranges, banana, and some floral hops mix well with the light saison funk. This one smells more like a wit than a saison. T - Flavors are quite similar to the nose with a bit more funk. Some more clove spice, oranges, banana, and floral hops mix well with the light saison funk. A bit more balanced than the nose but still nothing mind blowing. If this wasn’t funky I would swear this is a wit. M - Light body and medium flavor with moderate carbonation. Finish is a mix of hop bitterness and light funk with neither lingering for very long. D - Pretty good. I thought this one was ok. It wasn’t really anything ming blowing but it was still pretty good stuff. Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle at the 5000 tasting - nice light funkiness, caramel malts and fruity. Very citrusy saison with some nice barnyard notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day Tasting!). Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, pepper and spice. Taste is sweet with a slight hop bitterness evident. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Pretty smooth finish. This isn’t a great saison, but it is super easy to drink. Glad to have tried this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2011
22oz. bottle tasted at Daknole’s Memorial Day "Throw Down". Pours opaque yellow, with unimpressive white head. Aroma is herbal, spicy and a bit soapy. Taste is bitter, some lemon and spice. Finish is bitter and unremarkable. This ale is a bit bland overall and stands as evidence that not everyone should be brewing saisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Hazy honey colored pour with a small ivory head with only a spot of lacing. Aroma and flavor show spice, lemongrass, orange peel, and yeast. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Cloudy yellow. White head. Lemony, spicy, yeasty. Nice smooth, coriander, orange, light hops. NIce stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Very spicy body with pepper, yeast tones,a light funk y earth tones. A hint of lemon and light acidity. Soft carbonation with a mild body and a modest spicy tone. Decent offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle at Paul and Ryan’s tasting. The aroma is farmhouse, malty sweet. The flavor is funk, light fruit, pepper. The appearance is a hazy gold, white head. The finish is pepper, spicy hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Fuzzy phenols on the nose. Spicy yeast, sweet and toasty. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle shared by Max at Paul and Ryan’s 5000th celebration, thanks! Poured a cloudy deep gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of flora with some light fruits and a bit of must. Flavor started with flowers and must with a growing sweet fruit note that finished the beer nicely.

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