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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells of bread, some sweet malty hints, earthy. Tastes light and slightly tarte with a semi-sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle. Canned pineapple and barley malt aroma. Amber color with a moderate head. Sweet pineapple/orange malt flavor with a metallic aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 25, 2008
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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
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!

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2008
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.


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