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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This Hawaiian-style European lager is most often described as being very smooth with lots of body and some bitterness. It is an all-malt brew with the tropical taste in mind. This lager has a deep copper color with a malty aroma and subtle fruitiness creating a caramel maltiness on the palate with a sweet malt aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (989) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is straw, sulphur, white peppercorn. Mouthfeel is great with medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with bitter sulphur following and a clean finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Hazy deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a two centimetre tall off-white very soapy head - exploded from the bottle, but didn’t result in any more head - interesting. Aroma of soap, cardboard, a bit of an earthy and acidic malt note, some mild sugars, apples, pears and a bit of yeast. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong apple and pear flavour with a mild cardboardie malt note, some light yeast and grassy hop flavours with a bit of a lingering earthy, almost wheatie type flavour. Aftertaste not really complex, but showing a lot more than a lager typically does, even most viennas. Overall, not a horrible beer at all, but not great. Still, worth trying if you can find this, given that away from the brewery on Lahaina, there isn’t many great and accessible hawaiian beers to find. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whaler’s General Store in the Poipu Shopping Village in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii on 07-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the country on 09-November-2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1053) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
~Biscuity, bredy malt aroma with light spice and some buttery diacetyl notes. ~Very clear golden color with small disappearing white head. ~Biscuity and bready flavor with spicy hops at the finish. ~light med bodied, med CO2, spicy hop finish. ~Great lager

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2011
On tap @ the Yardhouse, Oahu. Yellow with a white head. Faint aroma of bready malt and very light hop. Clean flavor of some malt and light bitterness. Light body with active carbonation and a crisp finish. Nice beer, no flaws and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12oz bottle from Hawaii. Pours a bright melon orange with a massive rock white head of tight white bubbles. The aroma is slightly sweet and has hints of orange peel and lemon. Flavors are initially bland and lager-ish, but the finish reveals some of the citrus. Not a bad little lager from a tough-to-get brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Sample at the Mehana Taproom in Hilo. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Grainy malt aroma with light caramel and hop notes. Light body with sweet bready malt and mild hops flavors. The finish is caramel malt up front with a mild bitterness left over. Average overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
junon (424) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2010 Nose is quite nice actually. Its a mixture of grass and out door aromas and a certain amount of caramel and carrots. I don’t know if I’d associate this with "lager" though. Flavour is of veg and poached pair. Nice balance of smooth and sharp.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours goldne with a white head. Aroma is malt fruity notes, green apple and light citrus hop. Flavour is malt, citrus hop and fruity notes. Tastes more like a steam beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is green apples, hops with citrus. The flavor is malt and hops with notes of citrus. The palate is sweetness with a little bitterness. Overall a beer just below average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting , Pt 2. Pours dark cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of fruit and honey. Green apples and citrus. Fruity and dusty flavor with hints of citrus.


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