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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1879) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Rated in Maui during my honeymoon! Straight copper in color, clear, with a large, off-white head that is quickly fading. Nice floral hops and caramelly malt aroma. Caramel malts dominate the flavor, which is robust yet slightly sour. Nice soft carbonation level. Grains and bread come out in the aftertaste.

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.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had at Lobar in beautiful Crested Butte. Don’t have my ratings, but I recall the overwhelming aroma and taste of vegetables....not my cup of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Clear reddish beer with a crisp white head. Malt, citric, floral, pleasant enough, and easy drinking. Best enjoyed with pizza in Hilo where it is brewed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1250) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 This lager was enjoyed on a flight to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines. Micros on airlines what’s next? The head poured a foamy white and it lasted. The coppery color was clear and attractive. The lager had medium bitterness and a malty taste. I had two even though they cost $5 each.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Had this bottled in Kona, HI. The beer was a clear, medium-amber color with a large, frothy, pale tan head. Aromas included light malty notes of tasted grain and molasses, light hoppy notes of herbs and grass and a teeny tiny notes of apricot and coriander tucked into the back somewhere along with something that smelled of decaying leaves in autumn and maybe raw squash. The flavor started moderatly sweet with a trace of bitterness with a long finish that started with light sweetness and ended with light bitterness. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery and the carbonation was fizzy. The aroma was interesting, but I’m not sure that those autumn-like notes were intentional ... or necessarily welcomed.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Copper body, small white head, nose is quite sweet for a lager. Malts predominate in the body, with a hint of the hops; decent start, weak finish; moderate bitterness. RERATE 4/08: Quite a bit of diacetyl in the nose and flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 picked up a couple singles at the local liquor shop / actually not that bad! it reminds me of brooklyn lager, but this doesn’t have that brooklyn piney pop--it seems to be based around its maltiness; floral, caramel aroma; slightly fruity, malty and nutty taste... a just a smooth little lager that’s a refreshing break from the cheap japanese macros that litter this little island of okinawa to no end! wooh! / SAMPLE 070528: sweet and tangy, fruity, with a little toffee and not much else; downrated.


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