milewide (2249) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Rated from memory, but I drank a lot of these on Hawaii. Routine lager, but fresh and cheap. robforbes (2242) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2010
pours a very pale yellow with a thin white head that dissipates rapidly, not much of a lacing.
smell is of corn, pale malt, and grain.
taste crisp, grain, malt, a few hops, and a little funky ending. Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
Drank this from the bottle watching some kids play baseball in the dark. This almost tastes of nothing! But I like the way it feels! HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can.
A- Light cereal, citrus hops.
A- Pale golden color, clear liquid, minimal white head.
T- Slightly sweet and balanced. Light citrus tones.
P- Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, watery finish.
O- A decent lager and one of my go to beers when in Hawaii.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 [Bottle] Clear golden hue, decent head formation. Cooked cereal aroma. Sweet malty flavor, cereal, lemon and honey. Light, well carbonated body, just a touch of bitterness in the finish.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle - Pretty sweet and not very different than an american standard beer. The cane sugar is a nice touch but it is still overly sweet. Disappointed once i found out my bottle was not actually brewed on the island. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber. Clear gold with a huge white head that reduces quickly. Rather sweet nose, malty and somewhat corny, light grain. Flavor is grainy with a somewhat chemically grass. Finishes surprisingly dry. Meh. Borders on crappy, but I have nothing else to drink right now, so I guess I’ll find the bottom of the bottle... RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Pale yellow with a small bright white head that disappeared quickly and left little lacing. Syrupy corn and sugar sweetness - I guess that was cane sugar, but does it matter? Light body, harsh mouthfeel, and a belabored carbonation. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Primo Brewing and Malting Company--Pabst Brewing--Contract Brewed By MillerCoors, Irwindale, CA--Primo Island Lager--Made With Pure Island Cane--First Brewed In 1897--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 4.65% ABV. 10 IBU’s? (2.5 / 5.0) Pale Lager. Foamy thin light lace head. Clear bright thin corn yellow gold color. Very light floral front. Fizzy thin watery dry cane light caramel flavored adjunct malt body. Thin mild CO2 tang light refreshing smooth end. Dull bland but no off notes. Sampled 6/10/2010. 6-Pack $7.79. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Clear golden straw with little head to speak of, just a thin collar of white which looks ready to disappear at any given moment. Faint grains with a touch of honey sweetness makes up all that I can discern of his nose. On a side note, we as humans smell far more then we taste, and when I smell very little in a beer’s nose, then I have even less hope left for what lies below. My first quaff leaves me disturbingly perplexed. There is some weird funky stuff going on in the Primo Island Lager. Cornbread dominates with a frothy mouthfeel which makes it very hard to taste much of anything. A dry weak finish, maybe some herbs, definitely some creamed corn, and I am left with a singular impression of bleh.
Mediocrity strikes once more. I feel like I am on some sick merry-go-round of lackluster lagers with no end in sight. ~sighs~ the things I do for my passion… Self-torture aside, if you’re ever in the islands or just at the beach relaxing, make sure to grab a good beer, i.e. not Primo, kick some sand back, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of all that surrounds you, beer included.