Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-orange, thin but sticky head... Sweet, almost lime-flavored malty beer. Light and yummy.
jgb9348 (5558) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, 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.
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.