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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5581) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Golden-orange, thin but sticky head... Sweet, almost lime-flavored malty beer. Light and yummy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Gold color, thick white head and light lacing. The nose is bright with some light earthy hops, a bit of EKG or something noble and a nice light malt sweetness, a bit cleaner than most, with a light herby note. The flavor is nice and malty with a light toasty quality and a fairly strong hop bitterness and a bright sweet finish, a decent body and a herby mouthfeel from the hops. Decent and flavorful, even for a regular lager. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Honolulu,Hi. - Honolulu Airport - Island Brews bar - on tap. Medium gold pour, white head - good lacing. Neutral aroma. Full bodied lager flavor with some nuttiness and a hint of grassiness. Crisp mouthfeel. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4844) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfhodense (4791) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4650) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
(Draught) Sampled at Cafe Pesto in Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii. Pours a frothy white top and a light gold, mildly carbonated body. Nose is milky with a slight grain undertone. Crisp, tangy lemon flavour with a white pepper finish. Good.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Draft at brewery: Golden hue with a nice and foamy (and lasting) white head. Smooth body with a complementing carbonation level. Malts were bready and a little nutty. A honey-like sweetness lingered. Light, herbal hops. Very small hint of fruit in the background. Nothing to get excited about, but it was a decent-drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
Although labeled as a lager, this beer is most reminiscent of an American amber with its healthy amber color (and healthy head) and malt notes abundant in both aroma and flavor. Quite a refreshing, relatively simple beer--but with some deeper roasted notes detectable. A satisfying medium-bodied amber-like ale.


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