sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours yellow with a small white head. Aroma is malt, corn and no hop. Flavour is malt, light bitter and lighe floral hop. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Yellow but not a lot of hed. Carbonation seems fairly thick running through the glass. Aroma is slightly earthy or of grass. The taste is grassy too. This beer came in a brown bottle and is barely a month old, but I’m wondering if it is skunked just a bit. It has an off taste I don’t care for and I’m just not sure if it’s the beer or the handling of the beer. GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Poured hazy yellow with thin white head. Not much aroma discerned, but taste was excellent; well balanced. Medium-bodied. Overall a very nice lager from the Big Island. Beats the stuff from south of the border. Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A very clear golden beer with minimal head. Aroma is malty & slightly floral. The taste is very smooth light malty. Nothing bad tasting but not much to taste. Left good lacing on the glass. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle. Bet this goes up a bit if you are on the beach in Hawaii. Pours a straw color with a small head. Head recedes but bubbles are constant. Nose is stale malt notes of straw and grass. Palate is dry and sticky. Flavor is corn and straw with some faint grass notes.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a clear dark golden color with good lacing. Aroma of light malts and grassy hops. Bread, biscuit and cereal in the taste. A good amount of hops provides better than expected balance. Decent mouthfeel. An enjoyable beer to drink. TheShark (18) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Great appearance, wonderful aroma, excellent taste - a great lager from the state of Hawaii. drjay44 (3734) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin white head, over a clear, pale yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is light malts, with mild cereal....taste is light biscuit, bit of cereal, light hop bitterness to finish....mouth feel is medium, carbonation also. A beer, nothing much else can be said, except that there are many worse. BJCP 5/2/10/3/5 philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 Kona Brewing Company--Longboard Lager 12 oz. Bottle.
2000 Release. 5.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Clear bright golden color. Saaz hop malt front with mild floral aroma. Rich clean lager body with smooth spicy notes and mild sweet flavor. Creamy texture. Mild clean spice finish. Rich lagered Golden Ale. Sampled 9/19/2000.
2004 Release. 5.40% ABV--30 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Clear bright golden color. Light head Miild hop front. Smooth mild body with light butter caramel tangy light sweet fruit notes. Smooth mild clean hop citrus end. Refreshing but bland. Pils flavor. Sampled 4/12/2004.
2005 Release. 5.40% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner?--Mild lacy head. Bright yellow color. Mild floral hop front. Smooth rich butter caramel mild sweet Pils lager malty body. Mild citrus mild hop spice end. Smooth easy malty Pils. Sampled 12/4/2005.
2007 Release. 5.40% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Pale Lager--Mild lace head. Clear bright rich yellow color. Mild malty hop front. Creamy smooth rich malty butter caramel mild sweet body. Refreshing smooth mild hop spice lingering malt end. Tasty rich pale lager. Sampled 5/31/2007.
Kona Brewing Company--Longboard Island Lager--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--25 IBU’s. (3.85 / 5.0) Pale Lager--Mild lacy white head. Clear bright dull yellow color. Delicate floral Saaz hop front. Dull sweet mild butter caramel tasty smooth pale lager body. Clean refreshing hop hint end. Smooth tasty well made all malt Pale Lager. Drastically reduced ABV & IBU’s from 08. Sampled 10/30/2009. 2 @ $2.47 Each. stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt and hay. The flavor is malt with weak hops with flowers. The palate is sweet. Overall a weak lager.