Kona Longboard Island Lager

This was another remnant that I had from a party that I just threw into the crisper to taste. When I had it the first time, I thought it was pretty good. I was also decently buzzed, so that could have something to do with it. I’m interested to see how I like the brew now that I was trying it sober.

ABV: 4.6%

Style: American Pale Lager

Trivia: According to the Kona Brewing website, “Longboard Island Lager is a smooth refreshing lager fermented and aged for five weeks at cold temperatures to yield its exceptionally smooth flavor. A delicate, slightly spicy hop aroma complements the malty body of this beer.”

Random: I’ve been to Hawaii three times and I really love it, although I wouldn’t rush back to the island of Oahu.

The brew poured with a barely there white head that dissipated quickly. The body was a clear straw yellow color with significant carbonation. There is really not much of a nose. Maybe a hint of malt? Some mild caramel? I think I’m fishing. It’s really muted. The taste is pretty smooth with some moderate carbonation and a tiny hint of nuttiness. The hops (although very mild) come in on the end and linger through the finish. There aren’t any real overwhelming flavors. The only flavor is just a hint of sweetness. You could call this an easy drinker, but there just isn’t anything impressive about this beer except its low ABV, so you can session it. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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