GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mL. Pours a light amber with a decent white head that quickly fades. Aroma is very fruity with passion fruit, bananas, and pineapple. Taste is not much different from a typical pale lager- very sweet with touches of pineapple and orange juice. No hops to balance. Finish is acidic and almost metallic. Can’t have more than two of these without feeling a little nauseous.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear gold color with a two finger white head. Aroma and flavor was malty, with an earthy finish. Not a bad island beer.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Canned pineapple and barley malt aroma. Amber color with a moderate head. Sweet pineapple/orange malt flavor with a metallic aftertaste.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really sure why this is listed as a vienna. Besides the beer being pale yellow, there is really no malt presence at all. Not much hops either. I would put this as maybe a American Premium. That should give you a good idea of what this beer tastes like.
weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hmm nothing big to mention here, basically what you would expect out of any lager. Pretty run of the mill stuff. Coming from Hawaii I guess you just naturally want things to be a little bit more exotic, but I guess sometimes a lager is a lager is a lager. Definitely not bad by any means though.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this on the plane ride back from Honolulu. Pours amber with a surprisingly thick creamy head into a plastic cup, yes I know, with some lacing. Aroma of spice. Flavors of a saison, spice, banana, malt. All in all a pretty nice brew.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity aroma, lots of banana. Deep yellow with some orange undertones. Sweet malt, with a dry finish. Full and round, seemed like a German Helles. One of the better non-Pilsener American lagers--Great!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
My Dad spent Christmas on Kauai and all I got was this (mostly) lousy beer. A pretty bad aroma, but a decent flavor, although a bit spicy for a lager.
Appearance was a soapy and slightly dirty looking caramel color. Aroma was mercaptan and pretty much only mercaptan - think a compost pile. Flavor was significantly better, although not great. There is a malted milk ball flavor with significant cloviness and some evidence of hops. Mouthfeel is clean and as a lager should be.
I can’t really recommend this, but it is not awful and a bit unique.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint - Yard House - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Light malts with a some hops in the nose.
Appearance – Light Yellow in color, Nice head and clear as a bell.
Flavor – This had a decent lager flavor. Just really plain in my taste.
Palate – Good lager Mouthfeel, with a dry finish.
Overall – Nice easy to drink beer for the masses this is not for the Beer Geek. There is just not a huge flavor in this beer.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pleasant but subtle smelling brew. Pours copper with white head with poor lacing. Taste is great, with very little of the watery taste associated with hot weather lagers. Flavor is a darn decent balance of malts with some bitter hops on the finish. Best local Hawaiian beer I have had so far.